The owners of a Ford Escape contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their driveway during the night. A deputy verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford Escape.
Much later officers with the Aurora Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, officers tracked the Ford to an address on North Fulton Street known by them to be where criminal activity has often occurred. Upon seeing that the Ford was parked and unattended the officers initiated a surveillance of the vehicle to see if the suspects would return to the vehicle as often stolen vehicles are utilized in the commission of other crimes.
Their patience and good tactics paid off when later a private transport limousine arrived at the house where the stolen Escape was parked. Investigation by the officers resulted in a female subject being identified as a person wanted on warrants. Subsequent to her arrest a large quantity of Methamphetamine was recovered.
The suspect was arrested and the Ford Escape recovered for the safe return to the very happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Escape Hybrid in March 2006 at Longmont Ford in Colorado.