The owners of a Toyota 4Runner contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from a parking lot on Rockrimmon Blvd. A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later officers and detectives with the Colorado Springs PD picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, these officers tracked and located the stolen Toyota in the 9200 block of Prairie Clover Drive.
The stolen 4Runner was occupied and that person arrested without incident. The suspect was found to be wanted on at least seven outstanding arrest warrants for various prior crimes. Also found was illegal narcotics and property that was probably taken in a recent burglary. The investigation into the suspected stolen property is continuing. The suspect went to jail. The Toyota was recovered for the prompt return to the very surprised and happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota 4Runner 13-years ago at the request of a prior owner of the SUV in California.