A commercial highway construction company contacted the California Highway Patrol in San Jose to report that a 2016 Doosan Bobcat Skid Steer Loader on a 2016 2 axle Best Trailer had been stolen from a storage lot at a construction project on Highway 101. Both the Bobcat and trailer had been rented from a commercial construction equipment rental company. The 2016 Doosan Bobcat Skid Steer Loader was equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. The California Highway Patrol verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2016 Doosan Bobcat.
A short time after the LoJack activation, a deputy from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat 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 deputy tracked the stolen construction equipment to a residential area at the end of Stowe Avenue near Heller Place in San Jose., The stolen Bobcat, still on the trailer, was found parked at the curb in a cul-de-sac.
The stolen Doosan Bobcat and the trailer were recovered by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department and a representative from the construction company responded to the scene to pick up the vehicles. The value of the trailer collateral recovery is approximately $4,900.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Doosan Bobcat Skid Steer Loader for the commercial customer in April of 2016.