It was late on a Friday afternoon when the crew at a construction site in Mead, CO, noticed that a Melroe Skid Steer Loader was missing. The owners of the company, knowing how often construction equipment is stolen, had protected their skid steer with the LoJack® system, so local police were able to recover it quickly and safely.
On December 6th, 2013, the construction company owners contacted the Weld County Sheriff’s Office to report the crime. Deputies verified the theft and entered the machine’s information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the loader.
A short while later, a deputy with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office, driving a patrol vehicle equipped with a LoJack tracking computer, picked up the homing signals coming from the stolen construction equipment. The deputy tracked the signal to a building near Platteville, where the skid steer loader was concealed inside. The Melroe was recovered and soon returned to the job site. The investigation is ongoing.
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