LoJack System Helps Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force Recover Stolen 2006 Dodge Charger and Arrest Suspect

  • September 13, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2006 Dodge Charger contacted the San Jose Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The San Jose 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 2006 Dodge Charger.    

A short while later, investigators with the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Task Force were working in the city of San Jose, when they were alerted to the stolen Dodge Charger by means of the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle 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 stolen vehicle was tracked to the downtown area where the vehicle was found, parked and unoccupied.  Surveillance was established on the vehicle and a short time later, a male suspect entered the vehicle and drove away.  A traffic stop was made on the stolen vehicle at Taylor Street and 3rd Street and the male suspect attempted to flee on foot. The suspect was quickly apprehended by the officers.  The suspect was carrying a loaded firearm in his waistband.  The suspect was booked into the county jail on the vehicle theft and weapons charges.

The stolen Dodge Charger was recovered by the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Task Force and the vehicle was towed/stored for safe keeping, to be released back the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2006 Dodge Charger in October 2005, at Hartzeim Dodge in San Jose, CA.