The owners of a 2003 Ford Explorer contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the 1000 block of King Richard. The owners had posted the Ford for sale on the Internet. A male contacted them and asked to take it for a test drive. They agreed and the male left with the Ford but didn’t return 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 Ford.
A short while later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 5000 block of Nellis where they found the Ford occupied by the same male who took it for a test drive. The officers were able to safely take the male into custody and recover the Ford. The Ford was then returned back to the owners in the same condition that it was stolen.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Explorer in June of 2003 at Ed Butts Ford, La Puente, California.