owners of a landscape company contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report
that their 2007 Ford F650 dump truck was stolen sometime overnight from the
secured job site near I-10 and 59th Avenue. The Phoenix 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 Ford.
Three minutes later officers from the Tolleson Police Department, and the Phoenix Police Department 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 Phoenix Police Department officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 43rd Avenue and Thomas Road.
Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Ford dump truck
unoccupied in the parking lot of an apartment complex. No suspects were observed near the vehicle or
in the area. The stolen Ford was
recovered and processed for evidence.
The vehicle was returned to the landscape company in good
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F650 in April 2008 by Commercial Sales.