On December 17, 2012, the owners of a Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Colorado Springs 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 Jeep. 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, troopers with the CSPD picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Grand Cherokee 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 troopers tracked the vehicle to the area of Murray and Sawyer Streets in Colorado Springs. The vehicle was abandoned, but a likely suspect has been identified. The Jeep, valued at $4,550, was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Jeep Cherokee in May of 2003 at Lithia Chrysler Jeep in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the request of a family member of this owner.