The owners of a Ford Ranger contacted the Unified Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
A police officer 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.
A short while later officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Ford to the area of 800 West North Temple Street. The Ford was found unoccupied and was towed for return to the surprised and happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Ranger in June 1996 at Caruso Ford in Long Beach, California.