The owners of a 2006 Ford F650 Dump Truck contacted the California Highway Patrol Solano Area to report that their vehicle was stolen. The truck was stolen from a job site sometime over the night.
The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the dump truck.
A short while later officers from the CHP Air 37 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the dump truck to a vacant field near the intersection of Wolner and Enterprise streets in the City of Fairfield.
The dump truck was abandoned and did not sustain any damage other than the ignition.
The victim was contacted and responded to take possession of his truck.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F650 in April 2007 via Commercial Sales in Sunnyvale, California.