The owner of a 2007 Dodge Durango started his vehicle and then momentarily ran back inside his residence. When he returned outside, the vehicle was missing from the driveway. The vehicle owner called the Lakewood Police Department to report the theft. The theft was verified and the Durango was entered as stolen into the state and federal crime computers. This automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the vehicle.
Within four minutes of the vehicle activation, an officer with the Lakewood Police Department received a LoJack hit on his Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Additional Lakewood officers responded to assist with the track. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the LoJack® PTCs, the officer was able to navigate and find the stolen Durango occupied by two suspects on South Tacoma Way in Lakewood, WA. The suspects were detained without incident and one suspect was booked for being in possession of the stolen vehicle and drug possession. The Durango was turned over to a relieved owner who had just purchased the vehicle days earlier.
The total time elapsed from stolen vehicle entry to recovery and deactivation was only 22 minutes.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Durango in August of 2007 by Crown Dodge of Fayetteville.