The owner of a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Shortly thereafter while on routine patrol a Miami-Dade Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ram 2500 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Ram 2500 by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen along with officers from the Homestead Police Department. The officer, along with their backup and Homestead PD, located the Ram 2500 in the 300 block of N.W. 9th Terrace, Homestead. The pickup truck was recovered by the Homestead PD, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 1998 Dodge Ram 2500 in August 2002 at the customer’s request in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.