LoJack System Helps Philadelphia Police Department Recover a Stolen 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport and Uncover a “Chop Shop” One in Custody

  • January 30, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport called the Philadelphia Police Department to report that sometime during the night, someone had stolen his vehicle from his driveway in the City of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia 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 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport.

A short while later, detectives from the Philadelphia Police Department Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Jeep, with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the stolen vehicle to an Auto Repair Shop on H Ave, in the City of Philadelphia. The detectives obtained a search warrant for the Business and found the stolen 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport inside.

There were also six other stolen vehicles recovered as a result of the LoJack recovery; a 2018 Honda Accord, a 2017 Honda Accord, a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Punisher, a 2007 Jeep Wrangler, a 2014 Wrangler (Shell) and a 2016 Polaris All Terrain Vehicle. Also recovered were the parts to five other stolen vehicles that had been dismantled for their parts. The owner of the business was arrested.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport in January of 2019, by LoJack Direct Customer installation.