The owners of a Honda Pilot, while preparing to take kids to school and go to work, started their vehicle to warm it up at their home in South Jeffco. Leaving the Honda running and un-attended for “just a couple of minutes” they were startled to exit their home to discover that the car was gone – stolen at 8:00am.
The owners called the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and a 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 Honda.
The LoJack in the stolen Honda Pilot was immediately activated and officers from multiple law enforcement agencies (Denver, Lakewood, Jefferson County, Sheridan, Arapahoe County, Thornton, Colorado State Patrol and Federal Heights) began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
The two suspects in the Honda, a male driver and a female passenger, bolted from a Sheridan PD officer who attempted to stop them. There was no pursuit due to the extreme danger to the public created by the suspect’s reckless behavior.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, officers with the Denver Police Department tracked and located the abandoned Pilot in an alley in the 200 block between Meade and Newton. The Pilot was recovered for the safe return to the grateful, albeit careless, owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Honda Pilot in June 2006 at the request of a previous owner of the vehicle in California.
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