The owners of a Kia Spectra contacted the Commerce City Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. A police officer 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 Kia.
A short while later officers with the Thornton Police Department and deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kia 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 deputies tracked the Kia to the area of 7000 Cherry Street where the Kia was located and one suspect arrested for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Kia Spectra in July 2005 at Grand Auto Inc. in Thornton, Colorado.