LoJack System Helps Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Caterpillar 416C Backhoe

  • August 20, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2001 Caterpillar 416C Backhoe contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from a work site location in the city of Menifee.

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Caterpillar.

A short time later, deputies from Riverside County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Caterpillar 416C Backhoe 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 deputies tracked the vehicle to the 30000 block of Winterhawkrec drive in the city of Menifee.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Caterpillar 416C Backhoe as a commercial install in January 2000.