A “Two-fer” Recovery — Stolen Dodge Charger’s LoJack Leads to Stolen Ford Econoline Van

  • June 24, 2012
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On Friday morning, April 13, 2012, the owner of a West Park auto dealership contacted the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to report that their 2006 Dodge Charger sedan had been stolen during the previous night. The owner indicated that the vehicle was undergoing repairs and could not be driven. After verifying the theft, Broward County officers had the Dodge’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short time later, a Miami-Dade Police Department pilot received the Dodge’s silent LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his aircraft. Following the directional and audible signal from the LoJack Tracker, the pilot located the sedan near the intersection of N.W. 179th and N.W. Sunshine State Parkway West. The pilot guided Miami Gardens Police Department ground units to the scene, where they recovered the vehicle and had it towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping.

As the officers were preparing to tow the stolen Dodge, theydiscovered a Ford Econoline van parked behind the stolen vehicle with a tow line attached to it. The officers queried the vehicle identification number and license plate and discovered that it, too, was reported stolen. The officers also had this second vehicle towed to the impound yard.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Chargersedan in August 2005 and has been protecting it ever since.