LoJack Helps Los Angeles Police Units Recover Stolen Mazda 626, One Suspect Arrested

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On November 2, 2012, the owners of a 2005 Mazda 626 contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department-Palmdale Station to report that their vehicle was stolen.

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

Detectives from the Los Angeles County TRAP North Team, were advised that the stolen vehicle was hitting the tower that covers their area. Detectives, along with LASD Palmdale patrol deputies, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Mazda (34 minutes after being reported stolen) on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol units. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputies tracked the vehicle, and observed the vehicle exiting a grocery store parking lot. The deputies attempted a traffic stop, but the female suspect failed to comply, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect stopped at 30th Street East and Avenue R-12, and was taken into custody for auto theft-related charges without further incident. The male passenger fled on foot, and is still at large.

The vehicle, valued t $10,675, was recovered and impounded for safekeeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on August 6, 2003 at Alhambra Mazda in Alhambra, California.