The owners of a Dodge Caravan contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment. The Dodge was last seen the prior evening.
The Glendale PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Dodge.
Seven minutes later, officers in the helicopter from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Phoenix police helicopter crew tracked the Dodge to the area of 45th Avenue and Maryland in Glendale.
Phoenix police relayed the information to the Glendale PD who responded to the area. The Glendale PD officers with LoJack PTC’s then tracked the stolen Dodge Caravan to an apartment complex near 45th Avenue and Maryland Avenue. The Dodge was found unoccupied in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The Dodge was processed for evidence and towed for safe keeping. The Dodge was later returned to the owner with minor damage to the ignition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Caravan in August 2006 at Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.