Houston Police Recover Stolen BMW Convertible, Arrest 2, Following Brief Chase

  • August 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 6, 2012 the owner of a 2006 BMW 325Ci convertible contacted the Houston Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the owner’s place of employment in Houston, Texas.

Houston Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the 2006 BMW.

A short while later, a K-9 officer from the Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer began tracking the vehicle and determined that it was moving around the city. The officer continued tracking the vehicle until he overtook it while traveling on a public street. As he initiated a traffic stop, the BMW quickly sped up but was unable to elude the officer and soon came to a stop. The driver and a passenger were quickly arrested by the officer. The BMW sustained only minor damage and was impounded until the owner could be contacted.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 BMW 325Ci in November of 2006 at Braman BMW (DEX) in West Palm Beach, FL.