LoJack® System in Stolen 2016 Ford F-150 assists Everett PD and Task Force with Recovery and Arrests

  • June 19, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2019 Keystone Bullet travel trailer left it with an RV dealership for maintenance.  Thieves prowled the trailer sometime during the night while it was parked on the lot.  During the prowl, the thieves discovered keys to a 2016 Ford F-150.  Paperwork inside the trailer provided an address for the Ford F-150 and the thieves took full advantage of the information.  The Ford F-150 was then stolen from the owner’s driveway and ultimately used to steal the 2019 Keystone travel trailer back at the dealership. When the owner discovered the theft of the Ford F-150, he immediately called the Everett Police Department.  Everett Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and national databases, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford F-150. 

Within seconds of the activation, a detective with the SNOCAT Auto Theft Task Force received an e-mail alert regarding the LoJack activation.  He deployed his portable Police Tracking Computer (PTC-T) which are assigned to area task force detectives.  He immediately received a LoJack® hit and verified the hit was coming from the stolen Ford F-150.  Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the LoJack® PTC-T, the detective was able to track the stolen truck, which was actively being driven by the suspect.  The stolen Ford F-150 and trailer were located occupied in the area of 59th Drive NE and 100th Street NE, Marysville.  Detectives took two suspects into custody.  They were booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Theft of a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree and Theft 1st Degree. 

The owner of the Ford F-150 and Keystone trailer received both vehicles back within just a few hours of the initial theft and before they could be sold, destroyed or hidden amongst the vast undeveloped properties in Snohomish County. 

Marysville Ford, Marysville, Washington, installed the LoJack® System in May of 2016.