Recovery of Stolen LoJack-Equipped Jeep Wrangler Leads Colorado Springs Police to 2nd Stolen Vehicle, Arrest of 2

  • December 28, 2012
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On October 19, 2012, the owners of a Jeep Wrangler contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. 

The 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.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Jeep with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to area of Sage and Fillmore. There, they observed a stolen Honda, but the thieves escaped with the vehicle before it could be recovered. However, the officers were able to recover both the stolen Jeep Wrangler, as well as a stolen Blazer that two suspects were attempting to use as a blocking vehicle. Both suspects were arrested. The approximate value of the two recovered vehicles totaled more than $24,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Jeep in April of 2002 at the Faricy Boys Chrysler Jeep dealership in Colorado Springs, Colorado.