LoJack System Helps Fremont Police Department Recover Stolen 2017 Ford Transit Van and Arrest Suspect

  • May 9, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

A commercial home improvement store contacted the Fremont Police Department to advise one of their rental vehicles stolen from their parking lot in the early morning hours. The Fremont 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 2017 Ford Transit Van.

A short time later, officers from the Fremont Police Department were directed to the stolen Ford van by the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle which was received 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 stolen Ford van was tracked to a residential area off of Grimmer Boulevard, where it was observed being driven by a male suspect.  The stolen vehicle was followed until sufficient backup units were in position, and a traffic stop was then made on the stolen van on Stanley Avenue off of Fremont Boulevard.  The male suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was well known to the officers from prior contacts.

The undamaged stolen Ford van was recovered by Fremont PD and the vehicle was towed/stored for safe keeping to be returned to the business.  The LoJack® System was installed in the 2017 Ford Transit van in June 2017, for the commercial customer.