“There are only so many places you can hide a dump truck” LoJack System Helps the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau Recover Stolen Kenworth T-800 Dump Truck

  • April 26, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2005 Kenworth T-800 dump truck contacted the Granville County Sheriff’s Office, Oxford, NC and reported his vehicle stolen.  The owner reported that an employee and the truck had not been seen or heard from in several days.  After many unsuccessful attempts to contact the employee, he decided that filing the report was his best option. The Granville County Sheriff’s Office verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Kenworth.

After the Kenworth Truck was entered into the national crime computer database, Agents with the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License and Theft Bureau in Graham, NC picked up the silent the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kenworth 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 dump truck was located in the parking lot of a restaurant. 

The Agents spoke to employees at the restaurant and were informed that the truck has been in the parking lot for four days.  The Kenworth was returned to the owner and the investigation led to the employee being charged with the theft of the truck.  Further investigation showed that the employee has a substance abuse addiction and was currently out on bond for Attempted Murder in an unrelated incident

LoJack® System was installed in the Kenworth in September 2004 at Kenworth of Central Florida, Orlando, and Fl.