The owners of a 2014 Melroe Skid Steer reported to Memphis Police that the Skid Steer stolen off a construction site. Once Memphis Police verified the theft, they entered the vehicle’s information into state and federal computers, which automatically activated the LoJack system concealed in the skid steer.
The same day the Melroe was entered as stolen Tennessee Highway Patrol 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 parked at a Gas Station outside the City Limits of Memphis.
Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff Department took over the
investigation and made the recovery. The unit was recovered within hours of
being entered as stolen in the National Crime Computers.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Skid Steer in June 2016 as a commercial installation.