Suspect Arrested Following Brief Chase with Sacramento Police, Stolen Lexus Recovered Using LoJack

  • December 4, 2012
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On November 27, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Lexus IS350 was out for the evening when she found her keys missing from her purse. She then checked on where she had last parked the Lexus and discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. She quickly reported the theft to the Sacramento Police Department.

Sacramento Police 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 Lexus.

Minutes later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the silent signal from the now stolen Lexus. The deputies had their dispatch run the code appearing on their onboard LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) and were then advised of the vehicle description and stolen status. The deputies then began tracking the vehicle using the cues from their LoJack PTCs. The deputies then observed the Lexus being driven by a male suspect and attempted to conduct a felony stop. The suspect refused to stop and fled from deputies down a dead end street. He then made a U-turn, collided with a patrol car, and continued on. Eventually he stopped at Madison and Buena Vista and was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect was arrested and booked for auto theft and evading arrest. It was determined the suspect is on probation for auto theft. The vehicle, valued at approximately $30,000, was recovered.   

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus IS350 in March of 2010 at Lexus of Sacramento.