The operator of a 2011 John Deere 310-J Front End Loader/Combination Backhoe arrived at their jobsite and discovered their piece of construction equipment missing. They contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report their machine stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the machine’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Immediately upon activation, while on routine patrol, a Miami-Dade Police Department auto theft detective picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 310-J Backhoe on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The detective began tracking the stolen machine by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The detective, along with their backup, located the Backhoe on the side of a house near N.W. 24th Avenue and N.W. 55th Street. The construction equipment was recovered, released to the operator, who responded to the scene, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 John Deere Front End Loader/Combination Backhoe in December 2011.