On August 27, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Audi A4 contacted Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollenbeck Division to report the vehicle stolen. LAPD verified the theft and entered the Audi’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short while later, a deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Temple Station was near the intersection of Walnut Grove and Garvey when she picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer in the patrol vehicle, the deputy tracked the Audi to a hotel on Garvey Avenue. When backup arrived, the units stopped the vehicle and took the driver and passenger into custody without further incident. The driver was later booked for Driving without Owner’s Permission and the passenger was released.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Audi A4 at The Auto Gallery in Woodland Hils, California.
- 2005 Audi
- 2005 Audi A4
- Audi A4
- August 2012
- driver arrested
- Driving Without Owners Consent
- LAPD Hollenbeck Division
- LASD Temple Station
- Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
- one arrest
- passenger released
- suspect arrested
- The Auto Gallery
- The Auto Gallery Woodland Hills CA
- vehicle stop
- vehicle traffic stop