Stolen Ford F-250 Rental Pickup Recovered in Minutes by CHP in Contra Costa County

  • February 22, 2012
  • recovery stories

On January 30, 2012, Hertz Equipment Rentals in French Camp, CA, discovered that their 2005 Ford F-250 was missing. They quickly reported the theft to Contra Costa  California Highway Patrol.

After verifying the theft, CHP officers completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Ford pickup truck’s VIN entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford and initiated the tracking of the truck.

Five minutes later, Contra Costa Auto Theft Task Force detectives began to pick up the silent LoJack tracking signal from the stolen pickup on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. CHP officers quickly located the abandoned pickup truck in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County.  Hertz Rentals were notified of the recovery and made arrangements to retrieve their vehicle.  

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford F-250 on September 26, 2008.