The operator of a 2013 Doosan 61KW generator arrived at their jobsite after the weekend and discovered their piece of construction equipment missing. They contacted the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to report their equipment stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the generator’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
In the early hours of the next morning after activation, while on routine patrol, a Miami-Dade Police Department pilot picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 61KW generator on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) in their helicopter. The officer began tracking the stolen generator by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The officer advised officers from the Opa Locka Police Department that the signal was leading the pilot to a warehouse area on NW 20th Court between NW 139th Street and NW 141st Street. An Auto Theft Task Force investigator responded to the scene to assist in locating the generator. The investigator identified a particular warehouse that they believed the generator was being stored in. Surveillance was established on the warehouse. The Opa Locka PD detectives were notified of the situation and were in route. One of the detectives was on scene when a subject arrived and unlocked the door to the warehouse in question. The subject later identified as the lessee of the warehouse in question was detained. Upon arrival of the lead investigator, the lessee was interviewed and ultimately signed a Consent to Search document granting entrance to the property. Once inside the officers discovered two large towable generators. One was supposed to have been green was now painted blue. The other generator was a 2013 Multiquip 70KW, white in color. Upon identifying the generators, it was determined that the blue generator was equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. Both generators were recovered. The white generator was released to a representative of the construction equipment rental company. The blue generator was towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping. Both generators were removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2013 Doosan 61KW generator in Florida in August 2015.