Dodge Ram Stolen from Colorado Dealership Recovered in Heavy Traffic, Suspects Fled, One Arrested

  • July 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 16, 2012, the owners of a used car dealership contacted the Lakewood Police to report that a 2005 Dodge pickup had been stolen from their lot.  They suspected that persons that they had hired to detail their vehicles may be responsible for this and other thefts from the dealership. Lakewood officers 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 truck. 

A short while later, officers with both the Edgewater and Lakewood Police Departments picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen truck with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, these officers tracked the pickup to the area of 20th and Wadsworth, where they located the stolen vehicle occupied by two suspects.  In heavy and congested traffic, the driver abandoned the truck and fled on foot as patrol cars converged.  The passenger suspect was arrested at the scene, and the police investigation has identified the driver. An arrest is pending.

The dealership was very pleased with the quick recovery.  They were unaware that the $16,000 Dodge Ram pickup had a LoJack system installed by a previous owner.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Ram in January 2005 at Lithia Dodge.