The owner of this Ford F250 left the truck at a collision repair facility located in the 300 block of 2nd Street Northeast in Puyallup. When he returned three days later to get his truck, it was missing. A quick verification that none of the employees of the body shop knew where it was located resulted in a theft report being filed with the Puyallup Police Department. The Puyallup PD 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 twenty minutes later, the Washington State Patrol troopers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford truck on the Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol cars. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the signal to the 1800 block of West Valley Highway in Auburn. A felony stop was initiated and a suspect taken into custody. He was booked into jail on possession of a stolen vehicle and felony possession of a firearm.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Ford F250 in September 2006 at Titus Will Ford in Tacoma, Washington.