The owners of a Ford F-250 were shocked to discover that their truck had been stolen from their residence. They contacted the Thornton Police Department, a police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action on the part of law enforcement automatically activated the LoJack® System and the LoJack device concealed in the Ford. Neither the owner nor law enforcement needed to anything else.
Less than 15-minutes later officers with the Aurora Police Department PAR Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen truck with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, these officers tracked the Ford to the area of Montview Blvd and Beeler Street.
A surveillance of the unoccupied Ford was initiated by members of the CMATT Auto Theft Task Force. During their surveillance of the stolen F-250 a Ford F-350 stolen earlier that morning in Jefferson County arrived in the area.
Both trucks were recovered. Both have connections to suspects who have been involved in numerous vehicle thefts. Arrests have been made and the investigation is on-going.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-250 in 2008 at the request of the current owner.