On October 6th the supervisor at a construction site contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to report that his 2005 John Deere Backhoe was stolen from his construction site. The Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the equipment’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the stolen backhoe.
An hour later investigators with the Riverside County Auto Theft Interdiction Task Force (RAID) began picking up the silent signals coming from the LoJack® System installed in the stolen backhoe with their Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues on the PTC the investigators tracked the stolen backhoe to the 2200 block of Grafford Street Road in Wildomar. A suspect was arrested at the scene for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The estimated value of this recovery is $15,000
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed on the backhoe in August 2005.