The owner of a 1999 Ford F-150 pickup truck last saw their truck in November when they left it at their home. When they returned in March, they discovered it missing. They contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report their Ford stolen. The reporting officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Immediately upon activation, while on routine patrol, a North Miami Beach Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford F-150 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). Simultaneously, officers from the Miami Gardens Police Department and Miami-Dade Police Department picked up the signal as well. The officers began tracking the stolen Ford by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The officer located the pickup truck abandoned in the western parking lot of an apartment complex near N.W. 155th Street and N.W. 7th Avenue. The pickup 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 1999 Ford F-150 in February 1999 at De Car Stereo in Florida.