The renters of a 2018 Doosan Bobcat S650 contacted the Calumet City Police to report that the Bobcat was stolen from a construction site on the 700 block of River Oaks Drive. Calumet police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Doosan Bobcat.
Ten minutes after the stolen Bobcat was activated officers from the Harvey Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat with the Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, officers tracked the vehicle to the 1700 block of W. 168th Pl. in Markham where the stolen Bobcat was observed in a residential residence back yard.
The Bobcat was recovered next to another 2018 Doosan Bobcat S650 stolen from the same construction site earlier in the month, this 2nd Bobcat had not been equipped with LoJack. Both Bobcats had their vehicle identification numbers and all identifying stickers removed in an attempt to defeat identification. A heavy machinery trailer discovered in the back yard next to the Bobcats was thought to be stolen and the means used to steal the construction equipment. The commercial owner came to the scene and took possession of the two Bobcats while the trailer was towed to a village yard for further investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Doosan Bobcat in June 2018 at a commercial sales location.