LoJack System Helps the Houston Police Dept Recover a Stolen Caterpillar Skid Steer and Make an Arrest

  • January 5, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2012 Caterpillar Skid Steer contacted the Montgomery Co SO to report that their skid steer had been stolen.  The owners left the skid steer overnight at a jobsite and when they returned found    it missing.  The Montgomery Co SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the skid steer.

A short while later officers  from the Houston Police  Dept picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen skid steer 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 skid steer to the 2800 block of S. Richie Rd where they found it parked at a storage facility.  While the officers were waiting to tow the skid steer, the renter of the storage space showed up and was arrested.  He claimed that he bought the skid steer for $5000.00, but couldn’t produce a receipt; the skid steer is worth $65,000.00. The skid steer was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Caterpillar skid steer in February of 2016.