The owners of a 2003 Ford E350 Van contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Ford was taken sometime during the night while parked in front of their residence.
The Sacramento PD 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.
Just 30 minutes later, officers from the Sacramento PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 officers tracked the Ford to a residential area in the 500 block of Santiago Ave. The Ford was parked and unoccupied.
The Ford was towed and stored. The Ford was tracked, located and towed in less than an hour to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford E350 in September 2006 at Roseville Toyota in California.