The owners of a 2006 Jeep Commander contacted the Pueblo Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
An 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 Jeep.
Later officers from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Patrol and the Pueblo PD all began picking up on the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep Commander with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, several officers teamed up to converge on a house in the 2500 block of Kara Court. In the back yard of this property concealed from the street view the officers located the stolen Jeep. Their follow up investigation resulted in the arrest of one subject for possession of the Jeep. It was also discovered that this individual was a fugitive and wanted for other crimes as well.
As is typical for LoJack assisted recoveries one of the officers was quoted as saying “It was parked behind the suspect’s home. … tracked it to that address and then we formed the perimeter and contacted the suspects. Was a lot of fun. :-)”
LoJack gives law enforcement officers the advantages of recovering stolen vehicles that are concealed from view and puts the tracking capabilities in the patrol car giving officer safety advantages that no other system has.
The owners got their Jeep back undamaged! The crook went to gray-bar hotel!
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Commander in 2006 at Lithia Colorado Chrysler Jeep in Aurora, Colorado.