Lee County Deputies Use LoJack to Recover Dodge Caravan Stolen in Naples

  • December 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On Tuesday morning, October 30, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Dodge Caravan van contacted the Naples Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from their home in Naples, Florida.

The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the Caravan’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge Caravan.

A short while later, a deputy with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen van on his on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on the PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the abandoned vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Crestwood Lake Avenue.

The officers established surveillance on the vehicle, and after several hours without activity, recovered the Caravan. The vehicle was processed for evidence, 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 Caravan on May 6, 2000 at West Covina Dodge in West Covina, California, and has been protecting it ever since.