The owner of a 2010 Kia visiting Chicago from Colorado contacted the Chicago Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the 1100 block of West Roscoe in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. Chicago Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Kia.
Two minutes after the KIA was entered into NCIC officers from Chicago’s Town Hall District picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kia 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 vehicle to the 1200 block of West Barry Avenue where the vehicle was observed parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered and returned to a grateful owner on scene. The Kia Sportage was recovered undamaged before it could be stripped, cloned, re-tagged or used in a crime.
The LoJack® System was installed in the in the Kia at Dale Spradley in Pueblo Colorado in Mar of 2001.