LoJack® System Helps King County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Dodge Challenger One in Custody

  • March 18, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2010 Dodge Challenger awoke to find his vehicle stolen from the driveway.  The keys to the vehicle were also missing from the kitchen.  He stated he was unaware how the theft occurred or who was responsible. The crime was immediately reported to the King County Sheriff’s Department and a deputy responded for a motor vehicle theft report.  After verifying the theft, the vehicle was entered stolen into the state and federal crime computers.  This automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Challenger. 

A King County Sheriff’s Department deputy patrolling in the Shoreline, Washington area received a LoJack® hit on his Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the LoJack® PTC, the deputy was able to navigate to a local restaurant in the 15700 block of Aurora Avenue North.  The stolen Dodge Challenger was observed occupied in the parking lot. After back up officers arrived, the deputies conducted a felony stop on the vehicle and occupants.  The driver of the stolen Challenger attempted to flee the scene, but ultimately complied and was taken into custody.  The driver was booked into the King County Jail for possession of a stolen motor vehicle.  The Dodge Challenger was processed for evidence and returned to a very appreciative owner. 

The LoJack® System was installed in February 2011 by Glendale Dodge & Chrysler in Glendale, California.