The owner of a 2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door coupe contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime during the night. The responding deputy prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the Dodge’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.
Later that morning while on routine patrol officers from Opa Locka Police Department, Miami Gardens Police Department, Miami-Dade Police Department and an Auto Theft Task Force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Challenger on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). They began tracking the stolen Dodge by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The stolen Dodge was hiding in the rear of an apartment complex along State Road #9 between U.S. 441 and N.W. 22nd Avenue. A pair of Miami-Dade PD auto theft detectives arrived at the stolen Dodge’s location first, followed by the Auto Theft Task Force investigator and then by a pair of Miami Gardens PD officers. As the Dodge was in Miami-Dade’s jurisdiction, the MDPD auto theft detectives continued the investigation and recovery. The Dodge was recovered, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Dodge Challenger in August 2010 at Maroone Dodge of Pembroke Pines in Florida.