Multiple Colorado Police Agencies Aid in Recovery of Stolen Subaru Impreza

  • June 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

On April 17, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX contacted the Aurora Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Aurora Police completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Subaru’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Subaru, prompting it to begin emitting a silent homing signal. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, an officer with the Denver Police Department on routine patrol was notified of a stolen vehicle in his vicinity by an alert on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol car. At the same time, officers with the Colorado State Patrol and the Adams County Sheriff’s Office also began picking up the signal. After receiving a complete description of the stolen Subaru, the officers followed the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC to locate the vehicle at 57th and Ceylon in Denver. The vehicle was recovered in good condition, and returned at the scene to a very grateful owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Subaru Impreza was installed at the owner’s request in May 2004.