On December 17, 2012, the owners of a 2006 Ford Fusion, who were visiting from New Mexico, contacted the Pueblo Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
Pueblo 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.
Seven minutes later and over 120 miles further north, officers with the Denver Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Fusion with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information that enables 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 from Denver were joined by officers from Westminster Police Department; they quickly located the stolen Fusion at an apartment house on West 68th Avenue. They arrested one suspect for the theft.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Ford Fusion in February 2009 at the request of the owner when it was purchased at Barbee’s Freeway Ford in Denver, Colorado. The vehicle was valued at approximately $7,500.