The owner of a 2002 Bobcat 763 skid steer stored the machine at a remote commercial job site near Indian Springs, Nevada. When the owner returned to the location, the Bobcat was missing. The owner contacted the Las Vegas Metro Police Department to report the Bobcat as stolen.
The LVMPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Bobcat.
A Deputy from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, while on routine patrol, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bobcat with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Deputy tracked the Bobcat to a residential location. The Deputy located the Bobcat concealed within a steel building located at the rear of the property.
The Deputy recovered the Bobcat and through further investigation identified an offender. The offender was subsequently taken into custody. The Bobcat was recovered and will be released to the owner at a later date. The recovering Deputy stated, “I found it (LoJack) especially useful for this piece of construction equipment. Simply put, if I did not have my LoJack I might have passed right by that vehicle and not thought anything of it, just because it’s construction equipment and it doesn’t generally raise a lot of suspicion.”
The LoJack® System was installed in the Bobcat 763 skid steer in June 2002 by a Commercial Customer in Escondido, California.