LoJack Helps Florida Highway Patrol Recover Magnum Light Tower Stolen from Palm Beach Job Site

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Thursday, December 20, 2012, the operator of a 2012 White Magnum light tower contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office to report that their trailer was stolen from their job site in unincorporated Palm Beach County, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the light tower.

A short while later, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Magnum light tower on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the piece of construction equipment in the 100 block of Akron Road in Lake Worth. The vehicle was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Magnum light tower on May 17, 2012 and has been protecting it ever since.