On April 30, 2012, the owners of a 2001 Dodge Neon contacted the Wheat Ridge Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home. The police verified the theft and entered the Dodge’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Neon.
A short while later, officers with the Commerce City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Dodge on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in police patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 62nd Avenue and Jasmine Court. The vehicle was unoccupied when officers arrived, but evidence that was collected on the scene will aid officers in identifying the suspect. The radio had been removed from the vehicle, but otherwise, the Dodge was undamaged.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Neon in April of 2002 in Colorado.