The owners of a Lincoln MKX contacted the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle had been stolen in a burglary of their residence.
A sheriff’s deputy verified the crimes and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lincoln.
A short while later investigators with the Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement (BATTLE) auto theft task force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lincoln with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, the investigators tracked the Lincoln to the 1200 block of Potter Drive in Colorado Springs. Additional investigation by the detectives resulted in the identification of four juvenile suspects. All were taken into custody.
The Lincoln was recovered undamaged and returned to the very happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lincoln in April 2009 at Dale Spradley Motors in Pueblo, Colorado.