LASD Deputies Arrest Suspect, Recover Stolen Lincoln Navigator, Thanks to LoJack

  • October 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 22, 2012, the owners of 2003 Lincoln Navigator contacted the Bakersfield Police Department to report their vehicle stolen.

Bakersfield Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lincoln.

A short while later, deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department-Palmdale Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Lincoln on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. The deputies made a broadcast of the stolen information to all units. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the moving vehicle to the area of Avenue R.

The deputies attempted a traffic stop, but the suspect failed to comply and a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect threw a weapon out of the window. The deputies lost site of the vehicle, but were quickly notified that the California Highway Patrol had located the vehicle in the 38000 block of Palms Place. The driver was taken into custody for auto theft and weapons related charges without incident. The vehicle, valued at $10,000, was impounded for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on November 8, 2003 at Magic Lincoln Mercury, in the City of Valencia.