owners of a 2016 Ford Explorer contacted the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to
report their vehicle stolen. The Pima County Sheriff’s 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 Ford.
A short while later the air unit and deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 air unit and deputies tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood west of Tucson near Valencia Road and Ajo Highway.
Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies located the stolen Ford unoccupied on
a side street in the neighborhood.
Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded and
conducted an extended surveillance on the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was later occupied and one male
suspect was arrested without incident.
The Ford was recovered in good condition and processed for
evidence. The vehicle was impounded for
safekeeping and later released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Explorer in November 2015, at Jones Ford Chrysler Dodge Ram, Wickenburg, Arizona.