LoJack Helps District of Columbia Metro Police Recover Stolen Jeep Cherokee, Suspect Arrested

  • December 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 20, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee contacted the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Michigan Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Police verified the theft and entered the Jeep’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 Montgomery County Police Department in Maryland picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Jeep 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 the 21000 block of Frederick Road in the Germantown area of Maryland. There, officers observed the stolen Jeep Cherokee, parked and unoccupied. Surveillance of the vehicle by detectives resulted in the arrest of one suspect when he returned to the vehicle and attempted to drive away with it. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Jeep Cherokee in Maryland.