The owners of a 2018 Bobcat skid steer contacted the Garland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owners rented this vehicle to the suspect, who did not return it on the date it was due. The Garland 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 Bobcat.
A short while later officers from the Forney Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat 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 stolen Bobcat to the 2300 block of Tombstone St. where they found it abandoned in a field. The Bobcat was recovered in good condition. This is an ongoing investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Bobcat skid steer in July of 2017 at a commercial location.