When police work with the LoJack® System to track a stolen vehicle, they will often utilize both air and ground units. Aircraft have a better overall view of the ground below and can find vehicles concealed behind walls or fences that cannot be directly spotted on land. The ground units can then retrieve the vehicle and make an arrest.
The victim in this case discovered his Dodge Caliber stolen and reported it to the Contra Costa California Highway Patrol (CHP). The vehicle information was entered into the CHP’s local and national crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the vehicle, which was installed at Antioch Chrysler Jeep in Antioch, CA.
A short while later, officers with the Suisun and Fairfield Police Departments, along with CHP aircraft, began to receive the homing signal from the Dodge on the LoJack tracking computers installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. The officers located the vehicle being driven on Catalina Circle. The ground units stopped the Caliber and took three suspects into custody. The three were booked on charges ranging from auto theft, receiving stolen property, forgery, conspiracy, and narcotics violation. Two suspects were also on parole. The Dodge was soon returned to its grateful owner.
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