Dodge Ram Pickup Stolen and Quickly Recovered in Washington State by Officers Using LoJack

  • August 16, 2012
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On July 17, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck contacted the Shelton Police Department to report the vehicle stolen the previous night from the owner’s residence in the 1100 block of May Street. Shelton Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge.

A short while later, a Washington State Patrol pilot in a Cessna aircraft received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Dodge pickup on the Police Tracking Computer installed in the airplane. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the signal was tracked to the area of 10th & Grant Street in Shelton, over forty miles from where the pilot first received the signal.  Shelton Police and troopers on the ground converged on the area and located the stolen truck.  It did not appear to be damaged.  The grateful owner responded to the scene and took possession of her vehicle.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Ram 1500 in April of  2007 at the owner’s request when she purchased it at Gillis Auto Center in Shelton, Washington.