San Diego Police Recover Stolen Ford Focus, Arrest One Suspect, With the Help of LoJack

  • September 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 13, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Ford Focus contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from the city of Encinitas. San Diego County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Ford.

A short while later, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Ford Focus on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential area in the 2200 block of Ulric Street in San Diego.  The officers made a consent search and arrested a male suspect, who had driven the Ford Focus to that address.

The Ford Focus, valued at $10,000, was recovered undamaged and returned to the very happy owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford Focus in April of 2006 at North County Ford of Vista, California.