When a construction company discovered that their rented 2005 Takeuchi tractor had been stolen, they immediately filed a theft report with the San Antonio Police Department. After all the pertinent information was gathered, the police entered the equipment’s information into the National Crime Information Center computers, which automatically activated the LoJack System covertly installed on the tractor.
Later that same day, helicopter aircrew with the Texas Department of Public Safety received the silent homing signals from the stolen equipment with their LoJack Police Tracking Computers. The aircrew alerted ground units and directed them to the Pleasanton Road area of San Antonio’s Southside district. The helicopter crew was able to confirm the identity of the equipment , which was stored in an open garage of a residence, using night vision equipment. According to the police, the approximate value of the equipment was $10,000.