The owner of a 2006 Hummer H3 called the Albuquerque Police Department to report the vehicle was stolen. The owner advised the Hummer was stolen from their residence located in the area of Unser and Gibson. The Albuquerque PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Hummer H3.
Within 30 minutes after the activation, officers with the Albuquerque PD, both in ground units and Air1, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hummer with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. The Hummer was tracked to a residential neighborhood in the area of Coors and Fortuna.
The Hummer was located in the backyard of an abandoned residence. There were no obvious signs of damage to the Hummer. This Hummer was located before the offender could use it to commit additional crimes or taken to a chop shop. The Hummer was recovered and the owner will be reunited with their stolen vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Hummer H3 in March 2006 at Marvin K. Brown Auto Center in San Diego, California.