The LoJack® System Helps California Highway Patrol Recover Stolen Miller Welder

  • May 7, 2014
  • recovery stories

When a Miller Welder was stolen from a business in Redlands, CA, its owners were glad that they had chosen to protect their equipment with the LoJack® system when it was purchased. Local police, assisted by LoJack, were able to perform a fast, safe recovery even though the machine was hidden in a locked hauler trailer.

On April 29th, 2014, the Miller’s owners contacted the Redlands, CA Police Department, to report that their welder had been stolen from their place of business over the weekend. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the equipment.

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A short while later, California Highway Patrol Investigators assigned to Inland Division Investigative Services Unit (ISU) picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen machine on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The Miller’s signal was tracked to a locked hauler trailer parked in a business complex in San Bernardino. The hauler itself was later discovered to be stolen with a switched license plate. Inside the hauler was the stolen machine with another switched plate. The welder was retrieved and soon released to its very happy owners.

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