LoJack System Helps Tennessee Highway Patrol Recover Stolen 2018 Skid Steer Tractor

  • November 28, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2018 Melrose Skid Steer reported the theft of one of their Tractors from the storage lot of one of their Rental Locations. Nashville Police verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers.  This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Melrose Tractor.

A short while later Officers from Tennessee Highway Patrol Aviation unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen tractor with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the Officers tracked the vehicle northeast of Nashville. The Aerial unit directed ground units to the location where the tractor was parked.

The Tractor was located on farm property and Officers on the ground began an investigation. This information was turned over to Nashville Police and the vehicle was recovered and returned to the owners.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Skid Steer Tractor in July 2018 at the customer’s business in Nashville.