Jacksonville Officers Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Dodge Caravan, 2 Suspects Arrested

  • January 12, 2013
  • recovery stories

On November 29, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Dodge Caravan contacted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office to report that his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of his place of employment in Middleburg, Florida. 

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office verified the theft and entered the Caravan’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, an off duty deputy from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 unit, returning from training in Jacksonville, picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Dodge on the Police Tracking Computers installed in his patrol vehicle. He immediately contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and he was joined by officers from their department. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle and located it, driving over the Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville.  They coordinated the units and performed a car stop, at which time there were two occupants inside the Dodge. Both individuals were arrested at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Caravan in August of 2000 at Woodbridge Dodge in New Jersey.