California Highway Patrol Use LoJack to Retrieve Jeep Wrangler Stolen in Modesto

  • October 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 28, 2012, the owner of a 2001 Jeep Wrangler contacted the California Highway Patrol Modesto Area to report the vehicle stolen. CHP officers verified the theft and had the Jeep’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Just over an hour later, officers with the California Highway Patrol and the Chief of Police for the City of Ceres, both began to receive the Jeep’s silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers located the Jeep, parked and abandoned in a residential neighborhood in Ceres. They recovered the undamaged Jeep, and contacted the owner to retrieve the vehicle.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler in August of 2008 at Elk Grove Chrysler Plymouth.