Dodge Ram Stolen in Temecula Recovered by San Diego Sheriffs Using LoJack — 2 Arrested

  • March 30, 2013
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On February 16, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Temecula Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from his driveway in the city of Temecula.

Riverside County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge.

Minutes later, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen truck on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the intersection of Robelini Drive and Lobelia Drive in the city of Vista.  The deputies initiated a high-risk stop and arrested a female driver and passenger at the scene.  Both were charged with possession of a controlled substance, vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The owner was very happy when San Diego County deputies contacted him to advise that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Dodge was valued at approximately $15,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Dodge Ram on April 30, 2007 at Burt Dodge Chrysler, in Parker, Colorado.