LoJack System Helps the Houston Police Dept Recover a Stolen Caterpillar Bulldozer

  • December 30, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2014 Caterpillar bulldozer contacted the Houston Police Dept to report that their bulldozer had been stolen.  The owners left their bulldozer on a jobsite overnight and when they retuned found it missing.  The Houston Police Dept verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the bulldozer.

A short while later officers from the Houston Police Dept picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen bulldozer 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 stolen bulldozer to the 5800 block of Southlea where they found it abandoned in a vacant field.  The bulldozer was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Caterpillar bulldozer in February of 2017.