The owner of the Dodge Caravan parked his car by his house where he normally parks it. When he came out for it the next morning he found the Dodge missing. This was in the Richmond Hill section of Queens, confines of the 102 precinct. He immediately called the New York Police Department of the 102 precinct.
When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Caravan. This information was then entered by the NYPD in the City, State, and Federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Dodge Caravan.
A short while later the silent signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer by members of the 115 precinct. This was in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, confines of the 115 precinct. The Dodge was tracked to a residential section of Jackson Heights and was parked in the residential area. The officers staked the Dodge out for a short while, when no one came for it they took it into custody. The Dodge was recovered in good condition without any damage, other than the rear seats were missing.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Dodge was recovered so quickly, especially without any damage on it. He further stated he was extremely happy that when he purchased the Dodge it was equipped with the LoJack® System. Further stating that if it wasn’t for the LoJack® System the Dodge may never have been recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2003 Dodge Caravan in April 2003 at Major Dodge L.I.C. in Queens, New York.