LoJack® System in Stolen 2018 Mustang assists Washington State Patrol with Recovery

  • January 21, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2018 Ford Mustang parked his vehicle outside a friends’ residence in Seattle, WA. The keys had been accidentally left inside the unlocked vehicle. Upon waking the next morning, he discovered his Mustang stolen. The owner immediately called Seattle Police Department to report the theft. The responding officer verified the theft and entered the stolen vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mustang.

A Washington State Patrol trooper in downtown Seattle received a LoJack hit on his Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the PTC, the trooper was able to navigate and located the Mustang unoccupied on a city side street. Washington State Police recovered the Mustang and towed it for safekeeping per the owner’s request.
The LoJack® System was installed in November of 2017 by Marysville Ford, in Marysville WA.