The owners of a 2008 Dodge Dakota were alerted to the theft of their truck from their home after receiving a LoJack Early Warning Alert notification from their LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. This permitted them to make a prompt report of the theft to the Denver Police Department. The 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 Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office and Investigators with the East Metro Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dakota pick-up 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 Dodge to an area on Coronado Parkway. There they found the Dodge unoccupied.
Investigators then initiated a surveillance of the Dodge to see if the thief was going to return and in short order he did just that. When the suspect attempted a little off-road escape he got stuck in the mud.
The suspect was arrested and found to be wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant as well as having multiple prior experiences with probation “warnings” (all of which apparently have failed in stemming his alleged criminal behavior).
The truck was recovered muddy but undamaged and will be returned to the very happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Dakota in December 2010 at Automotive Avenues in Lakewood, Colorado.