LoJack System Helps Lakewood Police Department Recover Stolen Chrysler PT Cruiser and Make Arrest

  • May 30, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a Chrysler PT Cruiser contacted the Adams County Sheriff’s Office to report her vehicle stolen by an acquaintance. A Sheriff’s deputy verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers.  This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chrysler.

Just nine-minutes later police agents with the Lakewood Police Department were picking up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen PT Cruiser with LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. 

Following the directional and audible cues from their PTCs, the stolen Chrysler was tracked to the area of 1st Avenue and Reed Street.  A traffic stop was initiated and the named suspect, a juvenile female, was taken into custody.  This person was issued traffic violations by Lakewood and was then released into the custody of an Adams County deputy on the original offense of Motor Vehicle Theft.  The PT Cruiser was later released undamaged to the happy owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler PT Cruiser in March 2010 at Factory Car Outlet, Aurora CO. for the original and current owner.  LoJack is a one-time purchase with no subscription fees.  Because of this the LoJack was viable to be activated 9-years later, when needed, with no additional cost to the owner.