owners of a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the Phoenix Police Department to
report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys. A recent acquaintance took the vehicle
several days prior and failed to return it. 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 Jeep.
A short while later troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 troopers tracked the vehicle to the area of Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue in Phoenix.
stolen Jeep was located parked and unoccupied in the parking lot of a gas
station and convenience store.
Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force were in the area
and conducted surveillance on the stolen Jeep.
A short time late a suspect was observed getting into the Jeep and
driving to a nearby motel. The suspect
was taken into custody without incident and booked for the theft of the
vehicle. The Jeep was recovered in good
condition and returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Grand Cherokee in October of 2002, at McCune Motors, National City, California.