LoJack System Helps New Castle County Police Department Recover a Stolen 2002 Kubota Excavator

  • August 28, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2002 Kubota Excavator called the Woodland Park Police Department to report that sometime during the night, someone stole their Kubota Excavator from their storage lot on Route 46 in Woodland Park.

The Woodland Park Police 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 2002 Kubota Excavator.

A short while later, officers from the New Castle County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Kubota Excavator with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their detective vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the  Kubota to a storage lot at the Port of Wilmington Delaware. The Kubota was scheduled to be exported to South America. Video was obtained of the suspects that brought the 2002 Kubota Excavator to the Port, and the investigation is continuing.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Kubota Excavator in June of 2006 at the Commercial Customers location in Woodland Park, N.J.