Denver Police Use LoJack to Recover Dodge Dakota Stolen in Aurora, Colorado

  • December 29, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 14, 2012, the owners of a 2003 Dodge Dakota contacted the Aurora Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.

Aurora Police verified the theft and entered the Dodge’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the pickup.  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 Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Dodge 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 the 3200 block of Olive Street. They recovered the Dodge, valued at $7,900, and held it for safekeeping until it could be returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Dakota in June of 2003 at GO Dodge Arapahoe in Englewood, Colorado.