LAPD Air & Ground Units Using LoJack Recover Stolen Infiniti, Arrest Driver with Keys to Vehicle

  • July 22, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 19, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Infiniti I30 contacted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to report that his vehicle was stolen from in front of his residence in of Los Angeles. The LAPD officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Infiniti.

A short while later, LAPD officers flying Air-18 picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Infiniti on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers contacted Hollywood Division ground units and directed them to the vehicle’s location in the area of Franklin and Normandy Avenues. The ground unit observed the vehicle being driven by one female suspect. They conducted a high-risk traffic stop and detained the suspect. The officer’s investigation revealed that the suspect was actually not a female but a male. He had the keys to the vehicle. The suspect was arrested for Driving without Owner’s Consent. The vehicle was not damaged and was valued at $6,500.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2000 Infiniti I30 on July 15, 2000 at Infiniti of Santa Monica, CA.