LAPD Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Ford Expedition, Arrest 3 Suspects Inside

  • August 7, 2012
  • recovery stories
On July 7, 2012, the owners of a 2003 Ford Expedition contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen. 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 Ford.
A short while later, LAPD “Air 16” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Ford on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their air unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the flight officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Remick Avenue and Remington Street. Officers from the LAPD-Foothill Division responded to the area and located the Ford, parked on the street. The flight officers advised the ground officers that there were three suspects inside of the vehicle.  The suspects were taken into custody for auto theft-related charges without incident. The vehicle was recovered undamaged and was impounded for safe keeping. The value of this recovery is $15,200.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle in August of 2003 at Power Ford, in the City of Valencia, California.