owners of a Dodge Dakota left their truck unlocked and unattended with the
ignition key in it at their home in Security-Widefield. They should not
have been surprised therefore to have it stolen sometime during the
night. In the morning, they reported the theft to the El Paso Co.
Sherriff’s Office. A 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 Dodge.
A short while later a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol car. Following the directional and audible cues from his PTC the trooper easily tracked and located the truck at an apartment house parking lot in the 2000 block of Legacy Ridge View, which is about Five miles away from the theft location.
The truck was unoccupied, locked and the keys were not with it. Officers recovered the stolen Dodge for safe return to the owners. It was recovered before it could be stripped, damaged or used in other criminal activity.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Dakota in June 2007 at AutoNation Dodge Ram, Centennial CO. at the request of a previous owner.