LoJack Helps Molalla (OR) Police Recover Dodge Caravan Stolen in Home Burglary

  • March 7, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, a residence in the 4500 block of Silverton Road NE, near Salem, Oregon, was burglarized. Thieves ransacked the house, located keys to a Dodge Caravan van and drove off with the vehicle.  The crime was reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who verified the theft and entered the VIN into the NCIC stolen vehicle database.  This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Less than two hours later, an officer with the Molalla Police Department received the silent signal transmitting from the stolen Dodge on the LoJack Tracker in his patrol car. Following the directional and signal strength cues from the LoJack computer, the officer located the vehicle at Hardcastle Avenue & Carol Street in Woodburn.  It was abandoned and apparently not damaged.

The van was returned to the owner, who had purchased it as a used car and was not aware that it was equipped with LoJack.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Grand Caravan in July of 2001 at Herb Chambers in Burlington, Massachusetts.