The owners of a 2010 Takeuchi Skid Steer Loader contacted the Horry County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a customers’ residence that rented the loader.
The Horry County PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Takeuchi.
A short while officers from the Horry County PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen skid steer loader 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 Takeuchi skid steer to a remote area of the county near the North Carolina border.
The Takeuchi skid steer loader was located on property adjoining a residence intact and undamaged. Two male suspects were questioned and arrested on the scene. The Horry County PD Investigators were summoned. After further investigation a large welder, flatbed welder, and several sections of scaffolding were also determined to be stolen and seized. The investigation is continuing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Takeuchi skid steer loader in May 2010 via Commercial Sales.