King County K9 Unit Uses LoJack to Recover Ford Mustang Stolen During Burglary

  • February 10, 2013
  • recovery stories

While the owner of a 2012 Ford Mustang was away on vacation in California, unknown person(s) broke into his residence in the 2000 block of NW Pacific Yew Place in Issaquah.  They took several items of value, located the keys to the Mustang and drove away.  When the crimes were discovered, a report was made to the Issaquah Police Department who verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mustang.

Just over an hour later, a King County Sheriff K9 deputy received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Mustang on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the vehicle to the 25000 block of SE 243rd Street in Maple Valley, where it was found abandoned.  It was processed for fingerprint evidence and impounded for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford Mustang in May of 2011 at Evergreen Ford in Issaquah, Washington.  The approximate value is $20,500.