LoJack Helps Dallas Police Department Recover Stolen Light Tower

  • September 12, 2012

On August 31, 2012 the owner of a 2011 Magnum Light Tower contacted the Rockwall Police Department to report that their light tower was stolen from a jobsite in Rockwall.

The Rockwall Police Department verified the theft and entered the equipment’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Magnum Light Tower.

Later, the Dallas Police helicopter picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen light tower on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the helicopter tracked the stolen light tower to a paint ball facility in a rural area of Kaufman County. The helicopter was able to direct patrol officers to the paint ball facility, where officers found the light tower parked in a field at the rear of the complex. The paint ball facility was open and the manager told officers he did not know how the light tower made it onto his grounds. This is an ongoing investigation. The light tower was recovered with no damage and returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Magnum Light Tower in June of 2011.