The owners of a 2012 Ford F150 Pickup contacted the New Bedford Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The New Bedford 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 multiple agencies began tracking the LoJack signal as the vehicle travelled around the Boston area. These police agencies included; the Somerville Police Department, the Everett Police Department, The Boston Police Department, the Saugus Police Department the Massachusetts State Police and the Revere Police Department. The signal from the stolen Ford was tracked 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 from the Revere Police Department finally recovered the stolen vehicle which was found parked and unoccupied in a shopping mall parking lot.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F150 in February of 2012 at Herb Chambers Ford located in Westborough, MA.