LoJack Helps Hialeah Police Recover a Stolen Ford Pickup Truck, Boat Trailer, Two Jet Skis & Motorcycle

  • August 24, 2012

On the morning of Friday August 17, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup truck discovered their vehicle missing from their home. Startled, the owners contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report the truck stolen.

The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the vehicles information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford truck.

A short time later, a Miami Gardens Police officer picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Ford F-250. The officer, along with their backup, located the vehicle in the driveway of a house in the 2400 block of N.W.164th Street with a trailer and two jet skis on it.

The officers approached the vehicle and discovered a subject hiding on the floorboard of the driver’s compartment. The subject was immediately apprehended. Further investigation revealed that the two jet skis and a motorcycle found on the property were both reported stolen.

In summary, thanks to the LoJack device installed on the 2003 Ford F-250 pickup, the following other vehicles were recovered:

2004 Bombardier Jet Ski

2005 Bombardier Jet Ski

1996 Continental boat trailer

2011 Spectrum Motorcycle

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 pickup truck on June 18, 2003 at Briggs Equipment in Tampa, Florida

NOTE: Portions of this story were obtained from the Hialeah and Miami Gardens Police Department