The owners of a used car dealership discovered that the business had been burglarized. They found that the office files had been rifled and two vehicles stolen from the lot; a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and a 2000 Audi A4. The crimes were reported to the Lakewood Police Department and a police agent verified the theft. Both vehicles were entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chrysler Pacifica. The Audi was not equipped with LoJack.
Four minutes later agents with the Lakewood PD were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Pacifica with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the agents tracked the Chrysler to an apartment house parking lot near 14th and Estes. Both stolen vehicles were recovered and were undamaged.
Agents located and arrested the burglary/auto theft suspect. He was jailed on multiple charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler Pacifica in 2007 at Colorado Springs Dodge in Colorado at the request of a previous owner of the vehicle.