The owners of a 2006 Jeep Wrangler contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of a hotel.
The Phoenix 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.
Twenty-five minutes later, officers from the Glendale Police Department and the Phoenix PD 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 officers tracked the Jeep to the area of 35th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.
Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task force also responded to the area and tracked the Jeep. The stolen Jeep was located unoccupied in an apartment complex parking lot. The detectives from the Vehicle Theft Task Force conducted an extended surveillance on the Jeep. A female suspect later occupied the Jeep and was taken into custody without incident. The suspect told police that she was paid $400.00 to drive the stolen Jeep to Mexico. The Jeep was recovered in good condition and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler in December 2006 by Direct Sales in Phoenix, Arizona.