Vehicle: 2005 Chrysler Town & Country
Activation: Redford PD, Redford, MI
Recovery: Michigan State Police, Detroit, MI
Dealership: Birmingham Chrysler/Jeep-Troy, MI
The owners of a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country contacted the Redford Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from their residence. Redford 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 Chrysler.
A short while later troopers from the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit on routine air patrol in “Trooper 2” picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the troopers tracked the vehicle which was mobile in a residential area of Detroit. Information was passed along to ground cars. A felony stop was made and the operator was arrested.
Because of the quick recovery the suspect was unable to strip the vehicle or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen Chrysler was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler Town & Country in July 2004 at Birmingham Chrysler/Jeep, Troy, MI.