LoJack Aids Kern County Deputies in Quick Recovery of Infiniti EX35 Stolen in Bakersfield

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 9, 2012 the owner of a 2010 Infiniti EX35 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 Infiniti.

About six hours later, a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Infiniti on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the vehicle to the 2100 block of Kentucky Avenue in Bakersfield. The vehicle was found abandoned, parked on the side of the road in a residential area.

The vehicle, valued at $28,000, was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored until it could be released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Infiniti on July 29, 2010 at Parkway Infiniti in Valencia, California.