LoJack System Helps Tucson Police Department Recover Stolen Hyundai Elantra

  • December 7, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2016 Hyundai Elantra contacted the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Pima County Sheriff’s 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 Hyundai.

A short while later the air unit from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hyundai 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 Pima County Sheriff’s Department air unit tracked the vehicle to the area of Silverbell Road and Speedway Blvd. in Tucson.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department advised the Tucson Police Department about the LoJack activation and the area of the signal.  Tucson Police Department officers with PTCs responded to the area and located the stolen Hyundai unoccupied in the parking lot of a city park.  The Tucson Police Department officers recovered the vehicle and processed it for evidence.  The vehicle was later released to the owners in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Hyundai Elantra in October 2015 at Poway Mitsubishi, Poway, California.