The owners of a 2007 Ford Econoline van contacted the Houston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of the motel they were staying on North Sam Houston Parkway East sometime during the overnight period. The Houston 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 van.
A short while later officers from the Houston PD North Command picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford van 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 signal to a large apartment complex parking lot where the van was located parked and abandoned. Officers processed the Ford and released it back to the owner. The van sustained entry and ignition damage.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Econoline in February 2007 at Titus-Will Ford in Tacoma, Washington.