LoJack® System Helps Utah Highway Patrol Recover Stolen Dodge Dakota

  • June 11, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a Dodge Dakota pickup truck contacted the Provo Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.

A Police Officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers.  This action automatically activated the LoJack® System that had been concealed in the Dodge 13-years earlier at the request of the owner.

A short while later a Trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Trooper, now joined by other Troopers and Investigators with the Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division used their PTC’s to track the Dakota to a basement level underground parking garage in an apartment complex in Provo.

The LoJack® System is the only stolen vehicle recovery network that is automatically activated when vehicles are reported stolen by law enforcement and are tracked directly by law enforcement agencies in the United States.

This recovery demonstrates a recovery situation that permitted the prompt recovery of a stolen vehicle by law enforcement in a situation where other devices and systems would likely have been totally incapable of performing.


The LoJack® System was installed in this Dodge Dakota in June 2002 by Saturn of Santa Clarita, in Valencia, California.  LoJack is a one-time purchase for the consumer so the device and service remains viable for the life of the vehicle with no subscription fee.