On September 24th the foreman of a construction site called the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to report that their towable generator had been stolen from their job 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 generator.
Later that day a deputy from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office began picking up the silent signals coming from the LoJack® System installed in the stolen generator with his Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues on the PTC the deputy tracked the stolen generator to a vacant lot, thirty miles away from where the generator had been stolen. The deputy discovered that all identification decals had been removed, making it unidentifiable except for the LoJack System signals. The generator was recovered and returned to it’s very happy owner.
The estimated value of this recovery is $7,500
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed on the generator in February 2006.