Georgia State Patrol Uses LoJack to Recover Stolen Jeep Liberty, Bust Chop Shop — 2 Arrested

  • March 27, 2013
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On February 14, 2013, the owner of a 2005 Jeep Liberty reported it stolen to the Athens/Clark County Police Department. After verifying the theft, the police had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Jeep.

Within minutes, officers with the Georgia State Patrol began to receive a silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Jeep on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a home in rural Clark County, where the officers located it along with several vehicle parts that the officers suspected were from other stolen vehicles. The trooper called a detective to the location to assist in the identification of the parts from other vehicles.

Two people were arrested at the location and charged with operating a chop shop; the suspects were transported to the detention center.

The owner was not aware that a LoJack system had been installed in the Jeep when it was new at the dealership in 2005, but was very pleased to know that it had been – and that the vehicle had been recovered in good condition. The total amount of other property recovered at the location was valued at $25,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Jeep in 2005 at Ed Voyles Chrysler/Plymouth in Marietta, Georgia.