LoJack System Helps Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Dodge Ram within Minutes of Activation

  • May 17, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2004 Dodge Ram contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of a repair shop in the 4200 block of Sahara.  The owners had dropped off the truck for repairs and the next day received a call from the shop that the truck was missing.  During the night the video surveillance from the shop captured a male getting out of another truck and approaching the Dodge.  After a short time, the male opened the door to the Dodge and got inside.  A couple of minutes later the Dodge started up and drove away.  The owners drove to the repair shop and called police.  

Las Vegas Metropolitan 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 Dodge.

Nine minutes later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4400 block of Van Buren.  The Dodge was unoccupied and undamaged.  The Dodge was recovered and towed for safekeeping. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Ram in July 2004 at Desert Dodge, Las Vegas, Nevada.