LoJack System Helps Weld County Sheriff Recover Stolen Mazda CX-9 and Make Arrests

  • February 26, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a Mazda CX-9 had their vehicle stolen from their home in Eaton Colorado during the night.  In the morning when the theft was discovered they reported it to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.  A deputy 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 Mazda.

Later in the day a Sergeant with the Weld County SO and an officer with the Greeley PD began picking up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Mazda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the vehicle was tracked to the area of 5th Avenue and 5th Street in Greeley.

The on-scene investigation by deputies and officers disclosed who the driver of the stolen Mazda was and he was arrested for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.  This suspect was also found to be wanted on several outstanding traffic warrants. 

A second person present was found to be wanted on three very serious felony arrest warrants and he too was taken into custody and jailed.

The Mazda was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Mazda CX-9 in 2011 at the request of the previous owner of the car who bought it new from Spradley Barr Ford in Greeley.