The owners of a used car dealership contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that a 2004 Jeep Wrangler had been stolen from their dealership lot.
The Tucson Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
Ten minutes later officers from the Tucson Police Department and deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 and deputies tracked the vehicle to the area of Glenn Street and Campbell Avenue in Tucson.
The Pima County Sheriff’s deputies located the stolen Jeep unoccupied at a city park. The Jeep was bearing fictitious Arizona license plates. The Tucson Police Department officers and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies located the driver hiding in the restroom. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The Tucson Police Department officers recovered the stolen Jeep and processed it for evidence. The vehicle was later released to the dealership in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler in February 2007 at South Bay Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge in Torrance, California.