The owners of a 2008 Subaru Outback contacted the Longmont Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
They had discovered that while visiting the library their car keys were lost or stolen. Upon checking the parking lot they discovered that their Subaru had been stolen.
A police 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 Subaru.
Later in the day officers from several jurisdictions Weld County Sheriff’s Department, Westminster Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, Thornton Police Department, Federal Heights Police Department and Denver Police Department were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Subaru with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from their PTC’s, Denver PD officers tracked the Subaru to the area of 22nd and Stout where a traffic stop of the stolen car was initiated.
Officers took the four occupants of the Subaru into custody. The driver was arrested for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, possession of marijuana and curfew violations. He was also found to be wanted on two outstanding arrest warrants. The other three were charged with marijuana possession and curfew violations. The Subaru was undamaged and was impounded for return to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Subaru Outback in January 2008 at Mike Shaw Subaru in Thornton, Colorado.
- Colorado State Patrol
- Criminal law
- Denver Police Department
- Federal Heights Police Department
- Front Range Urban Corridor
- Longmont Police Department
- Mike Shaw Subaru
- Motor vehicle theft
- stolen car
- Subaru Outback
- Thornton Police Department
- Weld County Sheriff's Department
- Westminster Police Department