A commercial landscaping company contacted the California Highway Patrol in North Sacramento County to report a 2002 Ingersoll-Rand Bobcat skid steer loader stolen from a job site at Elverta Road and Bing Drive in the community of Elverta. The stolen Bobcat was last seen at the site on a Friday afternoon and discovered missing the following Tuesday morning. The 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 2002 Ingersoll-Rand Bobcat skid steer loader.
Shortly after the LoJack activation, a Yuba City Police Department officer was on his way home in the community of Olivehurst, when he alerted to the stolen Bobcat by means of the silent LoJack signal. The officer tracked the stolen Bobcat with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Bobcat was located abandoned, at a vacant lot in the 5800 block of Garden Avenue. The Yuba City PD officer notified the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department, as the stolen vehicle was located in their jurisdiction. A Yuba County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the scene.
The stolen Bobcat was recovered by the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department and towed/stored for safekeeping for return to the landscaping company.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Ingersoll-Rand Bobcat Skid Steer loader in November 2005, for the commercial customer.