The victim in this case had another vehicle stolen the previous evening from his residence. Inside that SUV were the keys to the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, and the thief returned to take that vehicle the following evening. The police had one advantage with the Dodge- it was equipped with the LoJack® system, enabling law enforcement to recover it in less than two hours after activation.
On October 6th, 2013, the Dodge’s owner contacted the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department to report the crime. Deputies verified the theft and entered the truck’s information into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ram, which was installed at Tacoma Dodge in Tacoma, WA.
A short while later, Pierce County deputies received the homing signal transmitting from the stolen pickup on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol cars. The truck was located near 153rd Street Court East, parked and abandoned on a gravel road and partially obscured from view by blackberry bushes, which may have hampered a visual search, but not the LoJack signal. The undamaged Ram was soon returned to its grateful owner.
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