LoJack System Helps San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Air Unit (ASTREA) Recover Stolen Doosan Bobcat

  • June 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2018 Doosan Bobcat contacted the California Highway Patrol to report their vehicle stolen from a job site in the unincorporated area of Temecula. California Highway Patrol verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Doosan.

At a later time, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Helicopter Unit (ASTREA) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Doosan Bobcat 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 deputies assigned to the helicopter unit (ASTREA) tracked the vehicle to the 15000 block of Sierra Lane in the unincorporated area of Valley Center. San Diego County Sheriff’s patrol units were directed to the site where the Doosan Bobcat had been left abandoned.

The LoJack® System was a commercial install in June 2018.