LoJack System Helps New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force Recover a Stolen 2016 Jeep Wrangler One in Custody

  • May 28, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2016 Jeep Wrangler called the Hillside Police Department to report that during the night his vehicle stolen from the driveway of his home in Hillside.  The Hillside 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 2016 Jeep Wrangler.    

A short while later, detectives from the New Jersey State Police Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Jeep with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the vehicle to a shopping mall parking lot in the City of Irvington. The detectives set up surveillance on the vehicle and were able to identify a suspect that returned to the vehicle.  The suspect was taken into custody and vehicle was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Jeep Wrangler in April of 2019 at Bridgewater KIA in Bridgewater, N.J.