Orlando Police Use LoJack to Recover Ford F350 Truck Stolen from Orange County Paving Company

  • March 31, 2013
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On January 17, 2013, the owner of a 2008 Ford F-350 contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to report that a 2008 Ford F350 was stolen from the storage yard of their paving company in the Taft are of the county.

The Orange County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford F-150.

A short while later, officers from Orlando Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood in the Paramore section of the city. Surveillance was set up by the Auto Theft Unit, but after two hours without any activity around the Ford, the vehicle was recovered and returned to the paving company.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-150 on October 2007 at Home Depot # 8439 in Texas.