The owners of a Saturn SL contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence.
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 Saturn.
A short while later both El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies and Colorado Springs PD officers were picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Saturn 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 CSPD officers tracked the Saturn to the area of the 2200 block of Ivanhoe Dr. The stolen Saturn was located and was found to be unoccupied.
The CSPD officers then began to conduct some neighborhood follow-up. They made contact with a party who had video of an individual who had exited the stolen Saturn. The officers then conducted a knock and talk at another residence where they made contact with a male subject who they recognized as the one they had seen on video exiting the stolen Saturn. This male was placed in custody and jailed on a charge of Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Saturn in December 1996 at Saturn of the Valley in North Hills, California.