LAPD Officers Conduct High-Risk Traffic Stop, Arrest Suspect for Theft of BMW 330CI

  • August 7, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 8, 2012, the owners of a 2001 BWM 330CI, contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway of their home in Los Angeles. 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 BMW.

Minutes later, officers from the LAPD’s Northeast Division picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the signal to area of Temple and Burlington Streets, where they observed the vehicle being driven by one female suspect. When requested back-up units arrived, they conducted a high-risk traffic stop, taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested for Driving without Owners Consent. The vehicle is valued at $11,975.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the BMW 330CI in August of 2000 at Nick Alexander BMW-Mini in Los Angeles, California.