LoJack Aids Ventura County Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Ford Expedition — Roommate Arrested

  • January 11, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 12, 2012, the owners of a 2003 Ford Expedition contacted the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence.  

Ventura County deputies verified the theft and entered the Ford’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Minutes later, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Ford on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol units. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked and located the vehicle parked near Ventura College. The vehicle was unoccupied. The deputies conducted a follow-up investigation and were advised that the suspect was the roommate of the owner of the stolen vehicle. The deputies located the suspect, and took her into custody for auto theft without incident.

The vehicle, valued at $7,200, was recovered and impounded for safe keeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on November 7, 2002 at Advantage Ford (Foulger) in Duarte, California.