The owner of a 2015 Caterpillar 415-F combination front end loader/backhoe discovered their construction equipment stolen. They contacted the Davie Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen equipment report, theft affidavit and had the equipment’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Later that evening, while on routine patrol, a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Caterpillar 415-F on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The deputy began tracking the stolen machine by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The deputy, along with their backup, located the combination front end loader/backhoe on the street in Wilton Manors. The construction equipment 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 2015 Caterpillar 415-F combination front end loader/backhoe in August 2015 in Davie, Florida.