LoJack Helps Anaheim Police Recover Stolen Volkswagen Jetta, 3 Arrested

  • March 28, 2013
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On February 17, 2013, the owner of a Volkswagen Jetta contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report his vehicle had been stolen. According to the owner, he had left his keys inside the vehicle and failed to lock the car.

Anaheim 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 vehicle.

Minutes later, officers from the Anaheim Police Department began picking up the Jetta’s silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The vehicle was located, parked and unoccupied, in the area of La Palma Avenue and Fair View Street.  Assisting officers set up surveillance in the hopes the suspect(s) would return.  A short time later, two males and one female were observed near the vehicle.  One male entered the car, while the other two appeared to be acting as look-outs.  The officers converged upon the vehicle, taking the driver into custody.  They also detained the other male and female. The investigation revealed that the suspects had made arrangements to sell the Jetta to another person for $400.  All suspects were for Receiving Stolen Property.  The undamaged vehicle, valued at approximately $2,500, was later released to the victim.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Volkswagen Jetta in March of 1998 by McKenna VW/Audi.