LASD Officers Arrest Suspect Inside Mercedes Stolen for the 4th Time in 4 Years

  • June 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 13, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Mercedes Benz S500 contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Lomita Station to report the vehicle stolen. LASD officers verified the theft and had the Mercedes’ information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Within minutes, a LASD Century Station unit picked up the Mercedes’ silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible signal on the LoJack Tracker, the officers tracked the Mercedes to the 2400 block of 124th Street. There, they observed the vehicle, parked with a female suspect in the driver’s seat. The officers quickly converged upon the vehicle, taking the suspect into custody. The suspect admitted to driving the vehicle and knowing it was stolen. The suspect was arrested for Driving without Owners Consent. Century Detectives are conducting the follow-up investigation.

This vehicle has been stolen four times in the last four years and each time has been recovered utilizing the LoJack Vehicle Recovery System.