LoJack System Helps Denver Police Department Recover Stolen Ford F-250

  • July 2, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The managers of a rental company contacted the Denver Police Department to report one of their vehicles rented and after a lengthy time not returned. Repeated efforts to contact the renter went unanswered. A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers.  This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford.

Following the stolen entry and activation of the LoJack officers from several law enforcement agencies (Denver, Lakewood, JeffCom911, Westminster, Federal Heights and ADCOM) picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen F-250 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. 

Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, Denver police officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 6th and Wolff Street in Denver.  The truck was unoccupied and was recovered for the return to the owners.

This truck, following subsequent to the rental date and days prior to it being entered as stolen, had used by someone to commit the following crimes; burglary, indecent exposure and was involved in a shooting.  The crimes remain under investigation by the Denver Police Department.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford F-250 in 2017 as a Commercial Installation.