LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Coastal Division Investigative Services Unit Recover Stolen John Deere Loader

  • April 9, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 1999 John Deere 210LE loader contacted the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department to report that their loader had been stolen. The owner advised he discovered the loader missing from his ranch property on Joe Young Road. The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s 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 John Deere loader

A short while later, a vehicle theft investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Investigative Services Unit was on his way to work, travelling on Highway 25 near Highway 101, when he was alerted to the stolen John Deere loader by the silent LoJack signal received 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 stolen John Deere loader was tracked to a property also on Joe Young Road, where it was found unoccupied in a field. The location where the loader was found was approximately a half mile from the owner’s property.

The stolen John Deere loader was recovered by the CHP investigator and the owner responded to the scene to pick up their loader.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 1999 John Deere loader in August of 2001 for a prior commercial customer.