The owners of a 2016 trailer mounted pressure washer contacted the CHP Alta Dena station to report their equipment had been stolen. The equipment had been left on a freeway job site. When employees returned to the job site the following day the equipment was missing. CHP Alta Dena verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the trailer mounted pressure washer.
A short while later a LoJack asset picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen trailer mounted pressure washer 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 asset tracked the trailer mounted pressure washer to a residence in the County area of Los Angeles. The pressure washer was backed into the driveway of a residence and was parked next to a Polaris RZR. Members of the Los Angeles County auto theft taskforce (TRAP) were contacted and responded to take over the investigation. The TRAP team positively identified the pressure washer as the LoJack equipped asset. The TRAP team also learned the 2018 Polaris RZR was also reported stolen on 10/18/18 but was not LoJack equipped. The insurance company covering the Polaris had already paid off the $27,000 value. TRAP team members contacted two female residents at the location. They stated the two stolen items were brought to the location by an acquaintance but were unaware they were stolen. TRAP will be following up with the investigation.
. The LoJack® System was installed in the Trailer mounted pressure washer in August 2016, Commercial Sales.