The owners of a 2011 Ford Expedition contacted the Dearborn Heights Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence.
A short while later pilots with the Michigan State Police on routine air patrol in “Trooper 2” picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 pilots tracked the Ford to a residential area of Detroit. Additional troopers operating cruisers equipped with LoJack PTC’s responded to the area. The stolen Ford was located in a residential driveway.
There was no response at the residence. The stolen Ford was impounded for processing. Because of the quick recovery the suspects were unable to strip the stolen Ford or use it to commit additional crimes. Arrests are pending further investigation by the South East Auto Theft Team (SEATT).
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Expedition in October 2010 at Maroone Ford in Miami, Florida.