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2010-02-18 09:45:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN) today released its first Auto Theft Recovery Report, highlighting results from LoJack's 2009 recoveries. The report provides valuable information regarding the ongoing issue of auto theft, which according to the FBI's latest theft data (2008) remains a major issue despite a declining number of thefts. Of the 956,846 vehicles stolen, 411,444 were not recovered, accounting for $6.4 billion in lost assets....

2010-01-20 08:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill. and SHARON, Pa., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and Winner International announced today an agreement to provide the nearly 1,100 NICB member companies with a discount program for "The Club" steering wheel lock. "Although nationally vehicle theft continues its downward trend, insurers still pay out millions of dollars for stolen vehicles that are never recovered," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "'The Club' has proven...

2010-01-19 09:00:00

DES PLAINES, Ill. and RICHMOND, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) and Ravelco today announced an agreement to provide the nearly 1,100 NICB member companies with a discount program for Ravelco's vehicle theft prevention system. "Anyone who has had their car stolen knows the headaches and costs associated with their loss," said NICB President and CEO Joe Wehrle. "While the number of thefts continues to decline, nearly a million vehicles...

2010-01-15 14:46:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN) today announced three major recoveries in the past week in Southern California that resulted in the rescue of a four-year-old child, the recovery of more than $1,000,000 worth of construction equipment and vehicles, and the arrest of two car thieves. These recoveries demonstrate how LoJack's Radio Frequency technology -- which operates even if the vehicle is in a concrete garage, steel container or hidden...

2010-01-14 13:35:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tommy L. Thompson, Jr., 48, of Indianapolis, Christopher Wells, 45, of Indianapolis, Francis W. Coleman, 41, of Laurel, Md., Carl E. McCreary, 48, of Frisco City, Ala., and Fred D. Bear, Jr., 39, of Avon, Ind., were indicted in connection with an auto theft ring that allegedly stole more than 80 vehicles valued in excess of $1 million dollars. This indictment follows their arrests on Dec. 28, 2009 on a complaint filed in district court. This...

2010-01-05 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Since its inception in 1985, Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) has been working diligently to keep Michigan residents and communities safe from the dangers of auto-theft related crimes. H.E.A.T. - celebrating its 25th year in 2010 - is Michigan's statewide auto theft prevention program. H.E.A.T. coordinates citizen action with law enforcement agencies through a confidential, 24/7, toll-free tip line (1-800-242-HEAT) and Web site...

2009-12-23 11:36:00

WESTWOOD, Mass., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: LOJN), the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market and now offers a diversified portfolio of solutions that recover a range of assets and rescue people with cognitive conditions who wander, today revealed its top 2009 worldwide recoveries and rescues. These global stories demonstrate the effectiveness of LoJack's solutions to recover stolen vehicles, construction equipment, motorcycles and...

2009-11-23 09:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) is aiming to keep safety high on shoppers' lists as the height of the holiday season fast approaches. Unfortunately, it is easy for consumers to become preoccupied with endless errands this time of year, and as a result, find themselves unknowingly and unnecessarily vulnerable to theft or injury. "It's important to keep your guard up during the holiday season, as thieves look forward to this time of year when...

2009-10-20 10:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's breakfast and awards ceremony marked the 24th anniversary of H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts). Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson keynoted the anniversary event at The Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit before an audience of law enforcement personnel, insurance industry representatives and government officials. Since its inception in 1985, H.E.A.T., with its partners in law enforcement and the insurance industry, has helped...

2009-10-19 19:34:00

DETROIT, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- GM and OnStar announce the use of OnStar's Stolen Vehicle Slowdown (SVS) service to help safely recover a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe that was carjacked at gunpoint from a subscriber in Visalia, California. This is the first time that SVS has been activated to help a subscriber in a carjacking situation. At approximately 3:18 a.m. PDT on Sunday, Oct. 18, Lindsay, California resident Jose Ruiz and his cousin were carjacked by a lone assailant wielding a...