The owners of a 2010 Takeuchi skid steer track loader contacted the Horry County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a work site.
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 loader.
Minutes later, officers from the Baltimore Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Takeuchi 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 loader to a residence in a local housing area.
The skid steer loader was located intact and undamaged on the trailer it was stolen with and parked in the driveway. The owner of the residence stated he bought the loader from an ad listed it on Craig’s list on the internet. He further stated he had and produced a bill of sale, and a picture identification of the suspect selling the Takeuchi. He is continuing to assist authorities in the investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Takeuchi in May, 2010.