Hayward Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee, Suspect Arrested

  • February 10, 2013
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On the morning of January 25, 2013, the owner of 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee left his car running in front of his home in Hayward, California.  The owner came out of his home to discover that his vehicle was stolen.

Hayward Police verified the crime information and entered the vehicle 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, Hayward Police picked up the Jeep’s silent LoJack homing signals on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in their patrol vehicles. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and signal strength cues from the LoJack computer, the Hayward Police tracked the stolen Jeep to an intersection one mile from where it was stolen. Officers stopped and arrested the driver of the stolen Jeep, who was recently out on bail for vehicle theft.  The undamaged Jeep was impounded for evidence to be released to the owner at a later date.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on August 19, 2000 in Oakland California at Connell Jeep/Isuzu. The vehicle was valued at approximately $15,000.