The owners of a 2001 Ford Mustang contacted the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle had been stolen from 62nd and Broadway. A Sheriff’s Deputy verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mustang.
A short while later officers from the Wheat Ridge Police Department, Denver PD including the Denver PD helicopter Air-One, and the Colorado Metro Auto Theft Task Force were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mustang 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 officers tracked the stolen Mustang to the 4400 block of West 11th Avenue. There officers found a subject sitting in the driver’s seat of the Mustang and arrested him. The suspect had three outstanding Felony Eluding warrants and a prior arrest for auto theft. Also found in the stolen Mustang were purses and tools that were probably stolen. Attempts to locate the owners are on-going.
The criminal filing regarding this case is being handled by an investigator assigned to the Colorado Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Mustang in September 2001 by Al Packer Ford in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the request of the original owner of the Ford.