LoJack Aids Miramar (FL) Police in Recovery of Stolen Dodge Magnum

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Wednesday morning, September 12, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Dodge Magnum station wagon discovered the vehicle missing from in front of their home, and contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report it stolen.

The responding deputy verified the theft and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge Magnum.

Later that morning, a Miramar Police Department officer picked up the station wagon’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle abandoned in a townhouse community parking lot in the 3200 block of S.W. 82nd Avenue. The vehicle was recovered with steering column damage, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Magnum on January 15, 2007 at Maroone Dodge of Miami in Miami, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.