LoJack System Helps Salt Lake City Police Department Recover Stolen Ford Expedition
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Expedition
Activation: Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah
Recovery: Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dealership: Fairview Ford, San Bernardino, California
The owners of a 1999 Ford Expedition contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the parking lot of their apartment complex in the 500 block of Redwood. The owners had left the Ford parked and unlocked. They had left a set of keys in the Ford while it was unoccupied. When the owners returned to use it they found it missing so they notified police. Salt Lake City 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 Ford.
A short while later officers from Salt Lake City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to 9300 block of 900 W where they found the Ford unoccupied. They noticed that the area had video surveillance so checked and were able to identify the individual who had dropped off the Ford at that location. Officers recovered the Ford and returned it back to the owners. Police investigation continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Expedition in April 1999 at Fairview Ford, San Bernardino, California.