The owner of a 2000 Kawasaki Mule called the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report the vehicle as stolen. The owner stated the Mule was parked behind a locked fenced in storage area. When the owner arrived to work, the gate was damaged and pushed in. The owner found the Mule and his work tools to be missing.
The Las Vegas Metro 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 Mule. Air Support officers from the LVMPD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mule 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 Mule and observed a male working on it in the open desert. The Air Unit directed the officers on the ground to the Mule and the male subject. The Mule was recovered and the male subject was taken into custody without incident.
The Mule was recovered and will be returned to the owner. The LoJack® System was installed in the Kawasaki Mule in January 2007 via Commercial Sales in Fort Collins, Colorado.