LoJack System Helps Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Recover Stolen Classic Ford Thunderbird

  • February 28, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a classic Ford Thunderbird contacted the Garden City Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen overnight from their residence.  Garden City 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 Ford.

A short while later a sergeant from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office 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 sergeant tracked the vehicle to residential driveway in Romulus, MI.  It had appeared that the suspects had just parked the vehicle.

Once backup arrived, the sergeant attempted to make contact with the occupants at the residence where the stolen Ford was parked at.  There was no response.  The stolen Ford was impounded and later returned to the owner.  The only damage was to the vehicles ignition.  Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes.  Information was forwarded to detectives for further investigation.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Thunderbird in August 1994 at Blackwell Ford, Plymouth, MI.