On November 29, 2012, the owners of a 2009 Ford Fusion contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Colorado Springs Police verified the theft and entered the Ford’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 Ford Fusion 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 Ford to the 1000 block of Palacio View, where they located the abandoned vehicle. Further investigation has identified a likely suspect; the investigation remains ongoing.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Fusion in November of 2008 at Longmont Ford in Longmont, Colorado. The total value of the recovery is estimated at $11,000.