The owners of a 2011 Magnum towable generator contacted the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office to report that this piece of construction equipment was missing from a construction site. Searches by company personnel disclosed that it had not been moved to other construction jobs; therefore it was determined to have been stolen.
A deputy verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the construction equipment.
Shortly thereafter officers from multiple agencies (Denver, Adams County and Commerce City) began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen generator with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC officers with the Commerce City Police Department tracked the signal to a large privately operated rental storage lot near 54th Avenue and Adams Street in Adams County. The person in charge of the lot gave officers consent to enter the property and the stolen generator was located.
Additionally, the police investigation has disclosed the likely identity of the person who had brought the generator to the lot as well the potential for other stolen items to be at this location.
The 1 ½ ton towable generator was recovered and will be returned to the very happy owners.
This investigation remains open and active.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Magnum generator 4-years ago at the request of a commercial customer wishing to protect their valuable equipment in case of theft.