A used-auto dealer in town contacted the Dartmouth Police Department to report that a 2005 GMC Yukon had been fraudulently purchased from their dealership.
The Dartmouth 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 GMC Yukon.
A short while later, officers from the New Bedford Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC 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 GMC to the waterfront area of South New Bedford where the vehicle was located in a garage.
Officers determined that the garage was being used by an individual who was the subject of an extended investigation into the theft of numerous pieces of construction equipment valued at over $100,000. This subject was wanted in four states and had nineteen (19) outstanding warrants pending at the time the officers executed a search warrant, recovered the stolen GMC and arrested the wanted fugitive.
The LoJack ®System was installed in the GMC Yukon in March 2005 at Miskinis Buick Pontiac GMC Isuzu in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.