LoJack Helps Salt Lake City Police Recover Stolen Buick LeSabre — Wanted Fugitive, Missing Juvenile Found

  • October 1, 2012
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On September 5, 2012 the owners of a Buick LaSabre contacted the South Jordan Police Department to report that their car was stolen. The owners also reported that two firearms were in the trunk of the car at the time of the theft. South Jordan 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 victim’s car. At the time of the theft, the owners were not aware that the vehicle was equipped with a LoJack system.

A short while later, troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol and officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department began picking up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Buick on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the Salt Lake City Police tracked the vehicle to the area of 800 S. 300 East. There, they located the vehicle, and took two suspects into custody without incident, along with a missing juvenile. One adult suspect was reportedly a wanted fugitive. This remains an ongoing investigation.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on February 24, 2000 at Toyota of San Bernardino, California.