Chrysler 300 Stolen and Quickly Recovered by CHP Officers, Suspect Arrested

  • August 16, 2012
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On July 7, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Chrysler 300 contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of San Diego. San Diego Police 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 Chrysler.

A short while later, officers from the California Highway Patrol-San Diego Area picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chrysler on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Chrysler to a commercial neighborhood in Mission Valley.

The officers observed a suspect driving the Chrysler 300 to a parking lot in the area of Mission Center and Camino Del Rio Drive.  The officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for auto theft. The Chrysler 300 was recovered undamaged and valued at approximately $15,000.00

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chrysler 300 in January of 2005 at Rancho Chrysler in San Diego.