LAPD Air & Ground Units Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Saturn, Suspect Arrested with Burglary Tools

  • January 11, 2013
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On December 13, 2012, the owners of a Saturn SL contacted the Burbank Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

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

Minutes later, LAPD Air 3 flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Saturn on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their aircraft. The vehicle was observed in the area of San Fernando Road and Tuxford Street. LAPD-Foothill Division patrol officers responded to the location and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. When the suspect failed to comply, a vehicle pursuit ensued. The stolen vehicle was involved in a collision, and the suspect fled on foot into a commercial building. Additional officers arrived, and the suspect was taken into custody. Officers located burglary tools, including shaved keys, and window shims, inside of the stolen vehicle.

The value of this recovery is $2,075.00. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on 04/27/94.