LoJack Aids Sacramento Officers in Recovery of Mercedes Benz CLK430 Stolen by Houseguest

  • December 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 25, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 awoke to discover that her houseguest had left in her vehicle sometime during the previous night. When the houseguest failed to return by the end of the day, the owner contacted the California Highway Patrol to report the vehicle stolen.

CHP officers verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Mercedes Benz.

Minute later, officers with the Sacramento Police Department began to receive the silent signal from the now stolen Mercedes on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Computers, the officers located the moving vehicle in the Del Paso Heights area. The officers conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle, taking the driver into custody. The driver was arrested and booked for driving a vehicle without owner’s consent.

The vehicle, valued at $12,375, was released back to the grateful victim less than an hour after being reported stolen.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Mercedes Benz CLK 430 in February of 2004 at CarMax LAX.