The owners of a 2015 Diamond-T construction trailer contacted the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to report that their trailer was stolen from a construction site in the western part of Adams County north of Denver. (Trailer thefts have become epidemic in Colorado in the last several years.)
A sheriff’s 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 trailer.
A short while later officers with the Denver Police Department Gang Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Diamond-T 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 from both the Denver PD and Lakewood Police Department tracked the trailer to a “horse property” near Ames Street and Virginia Avenue.
After obtaining consent from the property owner the stolen Diamond-T trailer was located in a secluded area of the property concealed under a tarp.
Additional stolen property located at this same location by investigating officers: 1990 Melroe Bobcat skid-steer loader that had been stolen in Denver and a 2014 PJ construction trailer stolen in Denver.
The investigation is being continued by detectives with the CMATT auto theft task force.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Diamond-T trailer less than a year ago at the request of the current owners who are very grateful to have their equipment back.