Kern County Deputies Recover Stolen Lexus, Arrest 4 for Theft, Thanks to LoJack

  • October 2, 2012
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On September 6, 2012 the owner of a 2006 Lexus ES330 contacted the Bakersfield Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence. The Bakersfield Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

A short while later, a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the moving vehicle to the area of 800 Belle Avenue in Oildale. Assisting units responded and officers performed a high-risk stop on the vehicle. The occupants – two adult males and two adult females – were all arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The vehicle, valued at $18,500, was recovered intact and undamaged, and released to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Lexus on May 26, 2006 at Lexus of Sacramento.