LOJACK® System Helps Fairfax Police Department Recover Stolen Ford F-350

  • August 2, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2008 Ford F-350contacted the Fairfax Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a garage in the 3100 block Fairview Park in the Falls Church area of Fairfax, Virginia. Officers were dispatched to the location and upon arrival made contact with the owner, obtained the information on the truck and searched the area without success for the vehicle. Fairfax Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2008 Ford F-350.

A short while later, detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department WAVE unit picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen 2008 Ford F-350with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the vehicle to the area of 8700 Armstrong Lane in the Upper Marlboro area of Prince George’s County, Maryland. At that location, detectives observed the 2008 Ford F-350 being operated by the theft suspect. Detectives performed a felony vehicle stop and arrested the suspect. Detectives recovered the stolen 2008 Ford F-350 and notified the owner.

Approximate value of vehicle: $ 11,850.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2008 Ford F-350during September, 2008 at Commercial Sales in Fairfax, Virginia.