LAPD Air & Ground Units Using LoJack Recover Stolen Lexus 300, Arrest Two

  • August 28, 2012
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On July 30, 2012, the owners of a 2003 Lexus 300 contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s Devonshire Division to report their vehicle 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 Lexus.

A short while later, LAPD “Air 3” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Lexus on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their air unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the flight officers tracked the Lexus to a gas station in the area of Manchester Avenue and St. Andrews Street. Officers from LAPD-77th Street Division responded to the area and observed the vehicle leaving the area. The officers conducted a felony traffic stop and took two suspects into custody for auto theft-related charges without incident. The driver was the named suspect on the original vehicle theft report. The vehicle was recovered and impounded for safe keeping. The estimated value of this recovery is $13,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle in August of 2003 at Keyes Lexus, in the city of Van Nuys, California.