The manager of a flooring company contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that one of their work trucks, described as a 2001 Isuzu cargo truck, was stolen from their yard overnight. The truck contained several thousand dollars of tools and equipment that were also reported as stolen.
The Phoenix 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 Isuzu.
A short while later officers from the Phoenix PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Isuzu 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 Isuzu to a neighborhood in the area of east Dynamite Blvd. and Tatum Blvd. in Cave Creek.
The Isuzu truck was located unoccupied and parked on a residential street. Officers contacted the occupants of the nearby residences and were informed that the truck was parked their sometime overnight. The Isuzu was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The tools and equipment were still in the rear of the truck. The company was notified of the recovery and responded to the scene to take possession of the Isuzu.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Isuzu truck in May 2004 by Commercial Sales.