A 2001 Ford F350 pickup was stolen during the afternoon from the owners residence located in the 11200 block of SE Foster in Portland. The theft was reported to the Portland Police Bureau who verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Just nine minutes later, a Portland Police officer picked up the silent LoJack signal transmitting from the stolen F350 on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following directional and audio cues from the PTC, he tracked the LoJack signal to the 2400 block of SE 115th Avenue where it was found abandoned and apparently undamaged. The truck was returned to the owner who purchased it as a used vehicle and was not aware it was equipped with LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Ford F350 in December of 2005 when it was purchased as a used truck at Suburban Ford.