The owners of a Toyota 4Runner contacted the Thornton 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 Toyota.
In less than 30-minutes officers with the Commerce City Police Department were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 4Runner to a residence near 61st and Kearny where it was found parked. Occupants of the house where the stolen SUV was located were contacted by police and identified. All claimed not to know anything about the stolen Toyota. The investigation is continuing by detectives.
This was one officer’s second LoJack recovery in two-days.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota 4Runner in July 2003 at John Elway Toyota in Englewood, Colorado.