The owners of a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 contacted the Mesa Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from their residence. A gun and vehicle keys were in the center console. The Mesa 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 Dodge.
Twenty-six minutes later deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge 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 deputies and troopers tracked the vehicle to the area of Interstate 10 and Baseline Road, near the Phoenix, Tempe and Guadalupe borders.
The troopers located the stolen Dodge pickup parked in an apartment complex in Guadalupe. Two male suspects were seen siting in the vehicle and taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The gun was not located in the vehicle. The Dodge was impounded for safe keeping and later released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Ram 2500 in May 2006, at AutoNation CDJR North Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.