LoJack Helps Police in Parker, Colorado, Recover Jeep Grand Cherokee Stolen from Owner’s Driveway

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 6, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee left her vehicle parked in her driveway, with the keys inside, for her mechanic to pick up the next morning for routine maintenance. When she awoke the following morning, the Jeep was not in the driveway, and she assumed that the mechanic had arrived early. It was only later that afternoon, when the mechanic called to say that he would be right over for the vehicle, that she realized it had been stolen. She immediately contacted the Parker Police Department to file an auto theft report.

Parker Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Jeep.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jeep were being picked up by a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC).  LoJack PTC’s are installed in police cars to enable officers to identify stolen vehicles in their vicinity.  A deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, as well as several officers from the Parker Police Department, converged upon the area where the signals were emitting from. There, they located the stolen Jeep, abandoned in a residential area several miles from where it had been stolen.  The Jeep, valued at $6,450, was not damaged.


The owner was promptly notified and was pleasantly surprised to learn that her pre-owned Jeep had been equipped with LoJack by a previous owner.  The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Jeep in February 2002 at the request of one of its former owners at Burt Buick/Pont/GMC in Littleton, CO.