The owners of a 2006 Ford F-250 contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from in front of the residence of one of their employees in the 8600 block of Surtodore Dr. The employee had taken the Ford truck home and had parked and left it locked in front of his residence with a company trailer attached. When the employee went to use it the next day the Ford was missing so he notified his company and also the police department.
Las Vegas Metropolitan 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 North Las Vegas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 vehicle to the 4700 block of Biddle Way where they found the Ford abandoned and the trailer missing. The Ford was recovered and returned back to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-250 in September of 2007 and was a commercial installation.