The owner of a 2004 Ford F150 contacted the Denver Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen by a known suspect who he had lent the vehicle to for a few hours. The Denver PD officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford F150.
Within less than 10 minutes from the entry of the Ford F150 into the NCIC computers as stolen by the Denver PD, officers from the Pomona Police Department, California, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford F150 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 officer tracked the Ford to the area of First and Main St where an assisting officer observed the vehicle being driven. The officers quickly caught the Ford and initiated a “high risk” felony traffic stop as the suspect pulled into a parking lot. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident or damage to the stolen Ford F150. Officers booked the suspect for a felony vehicle theft charge and stored the Ford for safe keeping. According to one of the officers, the suspect is a known criminal to the Pomona PD.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F150 in November 2006 at Longmont Ford in Colorado.