LoJack Aids Durham Police in Recovery of Saturn Vue Stolen from NC State Campus, 1 Arrested

  • December 3, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 7, 2012, the owner of a Saturn Vue contacted the North Carolina State University Police to report that their vehicle was stolen from the student campus parking lot of Wolf Village – Baffin HallA white male suspect had been seen driving the Saturn from the parking lot.  It was believed that the suspect had entered the vehicle and found a spare ignition key in the glove box.

North Carolina State University Police verified the theft and entered the Saturn’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Durham Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Saturn 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 parking lot in the 1000 block of Shiloh Glenn Drive.  The Saturn was found to be occupied by the described male suspect and a positive ID was made.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with the two felony crimes of Breaking & Entering and Larceny of the Saturn.  No damage to the Saturn occurred during the theft and the spare key was found in the ignition.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Saturn Vue in May of 2002 at Saturn of National City, California.