LoJack System Helps the Horry County Police Department Recover Stolen Doosan Bobcat Track Loader with an Arrest

  • March 12, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2016 Doosan Bobcat T650 contacted the Horry County Police Department, Conway, SC to report that the equipment had been stolen from a job site during the night. The Horry County Police Department verified the theft and entered the equipment information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Doosan.

After the equipment was entered into the crime computer Officers from the Horry County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen track loader 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 a residence and located the Doosan on a trailer and attached to a truck.  The Officers observed that the Doosan had been freshly painted and the PIN plate had been removed and was lying in the bed of the truck.   The Officers spoke with the owner of the truck and he stated he recently purchased the track loader in North Carolina.  He then refused any further questioning.  After finding the subject’s statements to be inconsistent and evasive, the Officers placed him under arrest for Possession of Stolen Property.  The trailer that the track loader was on was also believed to be stolen as it did not have a vehicle identification number (VIN) plate.  The Doosan track loader and the trailer were seized.  The Doosan track loader was returned to the owner and placed back into service.

LoJack® System was installed in the Doosan Bobcat Skidsteer in February 2016 through Direct Sales Commercial Customer.