LoJack Helps St. John Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Ford F-350 Stolen from Motel in Gonzales, LA

  • March 28, 2013
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On January 27, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Ford F-350 4×2 Crew contacted the Gonzales Police Department to report that his truck was stolen from in front a motel during the previous night. According to the owner, he had parked and secured the truck outside the motel the night before, and in the morning discovered that it had been stolen.

The Gonzales Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the F-350.

A short while later, officers from the St. John Sherriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford F-350 on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers located the truck parked in the rear of a truck stop just off of I-10 and Highway 51 in Laplace.  The stolen Ford F-350, valued at $17,500, was recovered in great shape and released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Ford F-350 in August of 2006 at Town East Ford in Mesquite, Texas at the owner’s request.