LoJack System Helps Detroit Area Auto Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Dodge Ram

  • July 15, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 contacted the Detroit Police Department to report their vehicle stolen overnight from their residence.  Detroit Police 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.

A short while later detectives from (ACTION) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the vehicle to a parking lot of an apartment complex in Detroit.  It appeared that the suspects parked it there to “cool off”. 

Surveillance was set up and after some time the detectives had the vehicle impounded.  Because of the quick recovery the only damage was to a door lock and the ignition.  The suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. This matter is to be further investigated by the ACTION Task Force.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Ram 1500 in June 2003 at Herb Chambers Dodge, Danvers, MA.