The owner of a 2006 Ford F-350 parked their pickup truck in front of their Sunrise home. The next morning they attempted to use the Ford and discovered it missing. They contacted the Sunrise Police Department to report their Ford stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers, which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.
Immediately upon activation and upon leaving the police station to resume patrol in the city, a Hialeah Gardens Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen F-350 on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), that are installed in law enforcement patrol vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The officer began tracking the stolen Ford by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The officer located the pickup truck in the rear of a super market near Okeechobee Road and NW 122nd Street. The observed a subject exit the Ford, walk away and disappear in the area. A perimeter was setup for the area. Upon checking inside of the supermarket the suspect was located, identified and apprehended. After being taken into custody, the suspect was transported to police headquarters for further investigation and ultimately to the Dade County Jail. The truck was recovered, removed from state and federal crime information computer systems by the entering agency and towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Ford F-350 in March 2007 at World Ford-Pembroke Pines in Florida.