The owner of a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander awoke and discovered their SUV missing. They contacted the Jupiter Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers, which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the Mitsubishi.
Later that morning, while on routine patrol, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Outlander on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in law enforcement patrol vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The deputy began tracking the stolen Outlander by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The deputy, along with their backup, located the sport utility vehicle abandoned in an apartment complex parking lot south of Boynton Beach Boulevard and Congress Avenue. As it was in Boynton Beach Police Department’s jurisdiction, they responded to continue the investigation. The SUV was recovered, removed from state and federal crime information computer systems by the entering agency and towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander in January 2007 at Victorville Mitsubishi in California.