LoJack® System Helps Riverside Police Department Recover Stolen Jeep Compass

  • April 12, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Jeep Compass contacted the Riverside Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from a driveway after a suspect was seen entering the vehicle and drive away in the city of Riverside.

The Riverside 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.

Within a short while, officers from the Riverside 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 Big Springs Road and Goodrich Blvd. in the city of Riverside. A traffic stop was initiated; the driver was detained and positively identified by the victim as the suspect who had stolen the Jeep earlier. The suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Compass in March 2007 at Car Max LAX #7810 in Inglewood, California.