LoJack® System Leads Utah Highway Patrol and Motor Vehicle Enforcement to Stolen Mazda 323 – Two Arrested

  • July 30, 2014
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2006 Mazda 323 discovered their vehicle had been stolen from a commercial parking lot in Midvale, Utah.  They immediately contacted the Unified Police Department who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mazda.

A short while later a trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol and officer with the Utah State Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division picked up the silent signals from the LoJack® System installed on stolen Mazda with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack® computer, they quickly tracked the vehicle into the parking lot of a local apartment complex near the 6000 block of S. Redwood Road, near Taylorsville Utah. Surveillance was set up on the vehicle and when three adults started to drive away in the stolen car, they were stopped and detained. One suspect was arrested for the theft of the car and another on outstanding arrest warrants. The Mazda 323 was recovered less than 2 hours after being entered into the stolen vehicle system by Unified Police in Midvale.

The LoJack® System was installed on the Mazda 323 on February 19, 2002 at Oak Tree Mazda in San Jose, CA.