The owners of a Jeep Liberty contacted the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence just before midnight.
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 Jeep.
Just five-minutes later officers with the Federal Heights Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the officers tracked the Jeep and discovered the vehicle occupied. They deployed stop-sticks to avoid a high speed pursuit situation from occurring. Their good tactics paid off when the suspects bolted away in the stolen Jeep. With tires punctured and the Jeep unable to be driven effectively the suspects promptly abandoned their reckless high speed escape attempt near the 9800 block of Federal Boulevard and fled on foot. The Jeep was recovered relatively undamaged.
Police are continuing the investigation and have leads regarding the suspect’s identities.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Liberty in July 2003 at Pro Chrysler Jeep in Thornton, Colorado.