LoJack® System Helps Alhambra Police Department Recover Stolen 2002 CAT Skid Steer

  • November 16, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2002 Caterpillar Skid Steer contacted the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Victorville City to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime over the weekend from a construction site. Suspects stole the victim’s trailer and various construction attachments as well. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Skid Steer.

Within 10 minutes from entry as stolen, flight officers from the Pasadena Police Department Air PD-1 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Caterpillar 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 flight officers tracked the Caterpillar to the 700 block of south Raymond Ave in Alhambra, CA. The Alhambra Police Department responded and made contact with an individual who was in possession of the Caterpillar Skid Steer. According to the handling officer, this individual indicated he purchased the Caterpillar for $10,000. According to the owner, the value he listed with all that was taken is estimated at $60,000. The Caterpillar was impounded for safe keeping and was undamaged. Investigation is ongoing by the Alhambra PD detectives and with the San Bernardino County Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT). The owner was extremely happy he had purchased LoJack when he originally purchased the Caterpillar.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Caterpillar Skid Steer in July 2002 by Quinn Caterpillar in Lake Forest, California.