The owners of a 2007 Freightliner Water Truck contacted the San Pablo Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the large water truck was stolen from a job site on I-80 sometime over the weekend.
The San Pablo PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Freightliner.
Less than 30 minutes later officers from the California Highway Patrol Air Operations picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Freightliner 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 water truck to an area in the City of Crockett. The officers then tracked the signal to the area of Dorsey and Nantucket Streets and called for CHP ground units to respond and complete the recovery.
The victim was contacted and also responded to take possession of his water truck.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Freightliner Water Truck in February 2015 via Commercial Sales in Concord, California.