owners of a 2008 Jeep Liberty contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report
that their vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of their apartment
complex. A spare key was left in the
vehicle. 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.
Four minutes later, officers from the Avondale Police Department and later the Phoenix Police Department 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 Phoenix Police Department officers tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood in the area of 112th Avenue and Roma Avenue.
Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Jeep in the neighborhood approximately
ten miles from where it was stolen from.
Two juvenile suspects were detained without incident. The Jeep was recovered and processed for
evidence. The vehicle was later returned
to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Liberty in July 2008, at Power Chrysler Jeep, Scottsdale, Arizona.