LoJack System Helps Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee One in Custody

  • February 2, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The 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. 

The 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.