renters of a 2014 Miller welder contacted the Houston Police Department to
report that this Miller welder had been stolen. The renters left the
Miller welder overnight at a job site and when they returned found it
missing. The Houston 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 Miller welder.
A short while later officers from the Houston police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Miller welder 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 officers tracked the stolen Miller welder to a house in the 9400 block of Nedwald. Officers observed the stolen Miller welder in the backyard parked next to several trailers. Officers made contact with a woman who lives at the house and she stated that a friend of her husband had brought the welder to the house. Officer also found two of the trailers parked next to the Miller welder to be stolen. This is an ongoing investigation. The Miller welder was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Miller welder in November of 2015 as a commercial installation.