LoJack Helps Phoenix Police Recover Stolen Mazda 3, Suspect Arrested After Accident

  • February 13, 2013
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On January 13, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Mazda 3 discovered the vehicle stolen from his residence and contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report it stolen.

Phoenix Police verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action 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 Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Less than an hour later, Phoenix Police officers from the Cactus Park Precinct picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Mazda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicle. The officers began following the LoJack silent signals and observed the occupied and moving Mazda in the area of 19th Avenue and Grandview. There, they attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled, with officers following. When the suspect was involved in a minor accident at a motel in the 2500 block of West Greenway Road, officers took the driver into custody booked him into jail on multiple felony charges. The Mazda 3 was returned to the victim.

The LoJack Recovery System was installed in the Mazda 3 in July of 2007 by Showcase GMC/Mazda.