LoJack® System Helps Colorado State Patrol Recover Stolen Dodge Durango

  • June 11, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a Dodge Durango contacted the Greeley Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.

A police officer 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.

A short while later officers with the Littleton Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Parker Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Durango with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.

Still later a Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol in Colorado Springs picked up the silent LoJack signal on the PTC in his patrol vehicle.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Trooper tracked the Durango to a late-night convenience store near Lake and I-25.  There he observed the stolen Durango parked in front of the store with a female in the driver’s seat.  The Trooper took the female into custody, then located a second male suspect inside the store and took him into custody.

The pair claimed to have borrowed the Durango from the owner in Greeley so that she could go to court in Golden.  The female was found to be wanted on felony drug charges as well as having a prior arrest record for Motor Vehicle Theft.  She had been in fact due in Jefferson County Court the previous day for a hearing on the prior auto theft charge but had not shown up.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Durango in July 2002 by AutoNation Dodge Ram Arapahoe in Englewood, Colorado.