The owners of a 2014 Caterpillar Skid Steer Loader contacted the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a construction site in 22300 block of I-10 East in Wallisville, Texas.
The Chambers County SD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the State and Federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Cat skid steer.
A short while later officers from the Houston Police Department major offenders picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Cat 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 Cat to a commercial storage facility in the Channelview area of Harris County. Consent to search was obtained for the person in charge of the property and the skid steer was identified and recovered. The owner came to the location and the Cat was released to him.
Additionally officers recovered an older model ATV, two (2) smaller utility trailers and a Road King gooseneck trailer.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2014 Cat Skid Steer in September 2014 via Commercial Sales.