LoJack Helps Escondido Police Recover Stolen Lincoln Navigator, One Suspect Arrested

  • March 20, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 1, 2013, the owners of a 2001 Lincoln Navigator contacted the Escondido Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the city of Escondido.

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

Within minutes, an officer from the Escondido Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lincoln Navigator on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer tracked the vehicle to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Begonia Street in Escondido.  The officer observed two suspects inside the vehicle; they suddenly exited and ran away from the stolen vehicle.  One suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.    

The owners were very happy when Escondido Police contacted them to advise that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Lincoln, Navigator was valued at approximately $8,650.00.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lincoln Navigator on October 31, 2000 at Heritage Lincoln Mercury in Tustin.