The owners of this Ford Fusion were away from their residence, located in the 1400 block of NE 34th Street, on vacation for several days. A friend checking on the home discovered it had been burglarized and the Ford Fusion was missing. The friend contacted the owner who then called the Renton Police Department. The Renton PD took a report, verified the information and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Just eleven minutes after the LoJack was activated a Washington State Patrol trooper equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford. He quickly tracked the Ford to a parking lot in the 500 block of Morris Street in Renton.
The trooper observed the hood was popped open and upon further examination discovered the car battery had been disconnected. The Ford did not appear to be damaged and was impounded for processing and safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Fusion in October 2009 at Ford of Bellevue in Washington.