The owners of a 2013 Sullivan air-compressor contacted the Denver Police Department to report that their trailer mounted construction equipment had been stolen from a work-site in Denver. A detective verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the air-compressor.
Eight minutes after the activation troopers with the Colorado State Patrol and deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen construction equipment with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the air-compressor to Kimberly Street in Commerce City. The stolen construction equipment could not be observed from the street but the PTCs permitted the officers to pin-point the garage where the machine was concealed.
Residents of the home were contacted and consented to opening the door to the garage. The trailer mounted air-compressor was recovered and returned undamaged to the very pleased owners.
Suspects were interviewed and the investigation is being continued.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Sullivan air-compressor two years ago at the request of the owners.