EcoTrack received a call one morning from one of our plumbing clients, Silverado Rooter and Plumbing, explaining that one of their vehicles had been stolen during the night. They asked us to tell them where it was currently located. We logged on to the tracking map and could see exactly where their truck was parked in the driveway of a home! The tracking map showed law enforcement exactly where the thieves stole the vehicle, the route they took, the three homes they went to that night, how long they were at each location, and the last place they parked the van.
A search warrant was acquired in large part because of the GPS data. The police then went to each home they stopped at that night and raided all three homes, which were METH houses. Not only was Silverado able to get back their van and all the equipment, which was spread over the three homes, but the police arrested the occupants of the homes, that in-turn also helped the community by getting those METH houses cleaned up. And in yet another surprising twist, when they opened the garage of one of the houses, they also found a stolen Army Tank and motorcycle! See our blog post regarding the assistance of our GPS system in recovering the stolen van as portrayed by the local news station.