LoJack System Helps Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Dodge Grand Caravan One Taken into Custody

  • December 21, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys while left running to warm up.  The Phoenix 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.

A short while later, deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force 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 task force detectives tracked the vehicle to the area of 73rd Avenue and Indian School Road.

The task force detectives located the stolen Dodge unoccupied in an apartment complex parking lot.  The detectives conducted surveillance and later arrested a suspect in the vehicle.  The vehicle was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence.  The Dodge was impounded for safe keeping and later released to the owners.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Grand Caravan in October 2011, at Premier Auto Center, Casa Grande, Arizona.