LoJack System Helps Gwinnett Police Recover Stolen 2014 Melrose Skid Steer

  • April 18, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2014 Melrose Skid Steer reported to DeKalb Police their Skid Steer missing off a construction site. Once DeKalb Police verified the theft, they entered the vehicle’s information into state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the hidden LoJack in the Melroe.

That same day Gwinnett Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Melrose Skid Steer with the LoJack Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTC’s they were able to locate the Tractor on a parcel of land.

The Skid Steer was located on about ten acres of land used to store cars. There were about a hundred vehicles in the woods surrounding the Skid Steer. The owners of the land were using the Skid Steer to clear more land to move more vehicles. Statements made by the suspect on scene led to him being arrested on Felony charges related to the stolen Skid Steer. The location of the recovery would never had been found without the LoJack in the Skid Steer.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Skid Steer in June 2015 as a commercial installation in Atlanta.