The owner of a 2002 Ford F350 contacted the Reno Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was last seen parked on S. Virginia Street in downtown Reno.
The Reno Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Less than 20 minutes later, officers with the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Reno Police Department picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Ford with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of fourth and Sutro Streets in Reno.
The officers tracked the signal to an alley and observed it parked next to a residence with the driver’s door open. The officers questioned possible suspects but were unable to tie anyone to the vehicle.
The vehicle appeared driveable with no damage.
This is the third time this vehicle has been stolen and all three times it has been tracked and located using LoJack.
The LoJack®System was installed in the Ford F350 in April 2002.