LoJack in Stolen Dodge Pickup Leads Dallas Police to Chop Shop, 7 Stripped Stolen Vehicles

  • August 16, 2012
  • recovery stories
On July 11, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Dodge pickup contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from his house in Dallas. The Dallas Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup.

A short while later, officers from Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen pickup on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a bus depot, where they observed the stolen pickup parked between two buses. The bus depot was open for business and when officers went inside an open rear building, they found seven stolen vehicles — three 2003 Dodge pickups, two 2005 Dodge pickups, a 2004 Dodge pickup and a Chevrolet Suburban. All of the stolen vehicles inside the building had been completely stripped. 

This 2002 Dodge pickup was the only stolen vehicle that was not stripped. It was also the only vehicle equipped with LoJack. Suspects have been identified and arrest warrants are pending.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2002 Dodge pickup in May of 2003 at Friendly Chevrolet.