Multiple Colorado Police Agencies Track and Locate Stolen Jeep Cherokee, Suspect(s) Identified

  • March 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

When the owners of a 2000 Jeep Cherokee discovered that their vehicle had been stolen on the morning of January 23, 2012, they immediately reported the theft to the Denver Police Department.  It was the police department’s routine entry of the Jeep’s information into the nationwide law enforcement stolen vehicle computer system that automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Just minutes later, officers with the Metro Auto Theft Task Force (MATT), the Denver Police Department, the Lakewood Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol received the silent homing signals from the stolen Jeep on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) are installed in their patrol cars.  Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, and armed with a full description of the stolen vehicle, the officers tracked the stolen Jeep into West Denver. There, they located the vehicle, unoccupied; however, MATT investigators have a strong lead as to who was responsible for this and other Jeep thefts.  This remains an ongoing investigation.                

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System had been installed in the Jeep Cherokee at the owner’s request in 2004.