LoJack System Helps the Dallas Police Department Recover a Stolen Dodge Pickup, Two Other Stolen Vehicles and Make Two Arrests

  • May 30, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2014 Dodge pickup contacted the Lewisville Police Department to report his vehicle stolen.  The owner parked his vehicle in front of his house overnight and when he returned found it missing.  The Lewisville 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 pickup

A short while later officers and detectives from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge pickup 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 stolen Dodge pickup to the 1200 block of S. Fitzhugh where the observed it parked in front of a house.  Two suspects were still inside the stolen Dodge pickup that was now pulling a trailer.  Upon seeing the officers, the suspects drove off at a high rate of speed eluding the officers. 

The officers continued to track the stolen Dodge pickup and found it and the trailer abandoned in the 1700 block of South Barry Ave.  Parked next to it was a stolen 2017 Toyota Tundra pickup.  The officers and detectives went back to the house in the 1400 block of S. Fitzhugh. The house had a video camera pointing out to the street and officers got permission from the home owner to review the video.  While officers were reviewing the video, a Chevrolet Tahoe drove up to the house and was stopped before it could drive off.  There were three suspects inside it.  The video showed that two of the suspects inside the Tahoe had driven the stolen Dodge pickup that morning up to the house. Both suspects were arrested.  Officers while searching the Tahoe and Toyota pickup found a stolen handgun and shotgun.  The trailer had the vehicle identification number removed but detectives were able to identify it as a stolen 2015 Cargo Mate trailer.  The total collateral recovery is $31,400.00.  The Dodge pickup was recovered in good condition.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge pickup in January 2014 at Pat Lobb Chrysler in Frisco, TX.