The owners of a 2004 Jeep Wrangler contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The Tucson PD 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.
A short while later, deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 deputies tracked the Jeep to the area of Interstate 10 and Craycroft Road in Tucson.
The Jeep was occupied and fled from deputies when they attempted to stop the vehicle. The Jeep was driven off the road into a wash, where the occupant fled on foot and evaded capture. The Arizona license plate had been replaced with a Texas license plate in an attempt to conceal the identity of the stolen vehicle. The Jeep was processed for evidence and was later returned to the owners. An investigative lead has been identified and follow up investigation is being conducted.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler in March 2005 at Bell Acura in Phoenix, Arizona.