LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Air Operations and Claremont Police Department Recover 2016 Ford F250 Pickup

  • October 13, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

A commercial home improvement store contacted the Stockton Police Department to report that one of their rental vehicles, a 2016 Ford F250 pickup, had been stolen. The vehicle had last been seen several days prior at a job site in the 5000 block of Feather River Road.

The Stockton 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 Ford F250.

A short while later, officers with the California Highway Patrol Inland Division Air Operations Unit in Southern California, were in an air ship flying over the city of Claremont along I-210 when they were alerted to the stolen Ford F250 by the silent LoJack signal received 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 vehicle was tracked to Indian Hill Boulevard near I-210, where it was observed parked at the curb.  A Claremont Police Department ground patrol unit was notified and responded.  The ground patrol unit confirmed the vehicle was unoccupied.

The stolen Ford F250 was recovered by the Claremont Police Department and the vehicle was towed/stored to be returned to the business.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Ford F250 Pickup in March of 2016, for the commercial customer