The owner of a 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck parked their truck at a local casino. When they returned to where they had parked the truck, they discovered it missing. They contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report their vehicle 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 F-350 pickup truck on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). Simultaneously, a Hialeah Police Department K-9 unit picked up the signal as well. The officers began tracking the stolen F-350 by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The officers, along with their backup, located the pickup truck in a department store’s parking lot in the 9300 block of N.W. 77th Avenue, Hialeah Gardens. Since the pickup truck was located in Hialeah Gardens’ jurisdiction, Hialeah Gardens PD was notified to respond to recover the F-350. The truck was recovered, 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 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck in January 2006 at World Ford-Kendall in Miami, Florida.