Stolen Dodge Intrepid Recovered by Sacramento Sheriff’s Deputies Using LoJack — Suspect Arrested

  • December 30, 2012
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On December 9, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Dodge Intrepid discovered that a friend had taken her vehicle and would not return it. The owner contacted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and reported the theft.

CHP North Sacramento officers verified the theft and had the Dodge’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer system, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Transponder because of LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Later that afternoon, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the silent signal now emitting from the hidden LoJack transponder in the stolen Dodge. The deputies had their dispatch run the code appearing on their onboard LoJack Police Tracking Computers and were then advised of the vehicle description and stolen status. The deputies attempted to conduct a felony traffic stop on the vehicle, but the suspect drove off. The suspect eventually stopped and fled on foot, only to be captured by a police K-9.

The suspect was arrested for auto theft, evading the police, and also had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. The vehicle, valued at $4,750, was recovered intact and was released back to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Intrepid at Barber Mitsubishi Isuzu in Vallejo, California in October of 2010.