The LoJack® System Helps California Highway Patrol Recover Stolen Ford F-350 Pickup

  • June 11, 2013
  • recovery stories

This Folsom, California resident got a rude awakening when he heard his truck starting up and being driven away from his driveway a little after 1 am one Tuesday morning. It’s a good thing that he was wide awake when he purchased his pickup and had the LoJack® System installed, so local law enforcement could track it down for him that same morning.

On June 4th, 2013, the F-350’s owner contacted Folsom, CA police to report that his truck was stolen. The victim was awakened to hear his Ford F350 start in his driveway, but by the time he to the front door the vehicle was driving away. Police entered the vehicle information into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the vehicle, which was installed at Future Ford in Roseville, CA.

A short while later, officers with the CHP North Sacramento Area and the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department both began to receive the silent signal from the Ford on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. They tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex, where it was found parked and running. As officers approached, a male popped up in the front seat and attempted to drive away. Back up officers arrived and blocked the vehicle’s exit. The suspect attempted to flee on foot, but was stopped and taken into custody. The F-350 was soon returned to its happy owner.

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