The owners of a 2005 Case Model 580 Back Hoe contacted the Maryland State Police to report that their back hoe was stolen from a job site in the area of I-895 and Maryland Route 2 in the Glen Burnie area of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
The Maryland State Police verified the theft and entered the back hoe information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Case Model 580.
A short while later officers and detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department and the WAVE Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Case Model 580 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers and detectives tracked the Case Model 580 to the 17200 block Queen Anne’s Bridge Road in the Bowie area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. At that location, detectives observed the back hoe stored. Detectives recovered the back hoe, identified the suspect and obtained a charging document for the theft of the unit.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Case Model 580 Back Hoe in June 2005 at Commercial Sales in Odenton, Maryland.