LoJack System Helps Arizona DPS Recover Stolen Bobcat Skid Steer S160

  • September 4, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2010 Bobcat S160 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from a job site in the 500 block of 30th street.  It was left behind a gate for the night and was found missing the next morning so the owners notified the police.

Las Vegas Metropolitan 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 Bobcat.

Several days later troopers from Arizona DPS picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat 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 troopers tracked the vehicle to a desert area property in Dolan Springs Arizona where they got a visual confirmation that it was present.  A search warrant was drawn up for the address and served a couple of days later.  The Bobcat was located along with numerous parts from many other vehicles, some of which were identifiable as being from stolen cars.  There was also one fully intact vehicle that was present which was stolen.  There was also a trailer with a variety of digging attachments for the Bobcat located on the property that was found to be stolen from a rental business in Tennessee.  The Bobcat was recovered and turned back over to the owners.   All of the other stolen parts were transported to Kingman, AZ and impounded as evidence.  A case is being submitted to the prosecutors for the person who occupied the property where the search warrant was served.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Bobcat S160 in May of 2006 and was a Commercial installation.