Stockton Police Using LoJack Recover Stolen Grand Prix, Arrest 2 Following Car & Foot Chase

  • September 11, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 12, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix contacted the Oakland Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Oakland officers verified the theft and had the Pontiac’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Less than 15 minutes later and approximately 75 miles away, officers with the Stockton Police Department were on patrol and began to receive the silent LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues from the LoJack computers, the officers observed the vehicle near the intersection of Martin Luther King and El Dorado Streets. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away and a short pursuit ensued. The two suspects stopped the vehicle and fled on foot, but were captured and arrested by the pursuing officers. The suspects were booked for auto theft and receiving stolen property. One suspect was a parolee, and a parole hold was placed on him.  

The Pontiac, valued at $11, 350, was impounded for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Pontiac Grand Prix in September of 2008 in Rancho Cordova, California.