The LoJack® System Helps Los Angeles Sheriff’s Recover Stolen Pontiac Sunfire and Capture Murder Suspect

  • May 15, 2013
  • recovery stories

In this case, a stolen vehicle equipped with the LoJack® System is recovered in only 25 minutes, and turns out to be sought by police investigating three attempted murders.

On May 9th, 2013, the owner of a Pontiac Sunfire contacted the Hemet, CA Police to report that their vehicle was stolen. Hemet PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the Sunfire, which was installed at David Wilson’s South Bay Toyota in Gardena, CA. The police also determined that the same vehicle was used by a wanted suspect in two separate stabbing incidents in Hemet.

A very short while later, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies picked up the homing signal on the LoJack tracking computer installed in their patrol vehicle. They located the Sunfire in Lynwood where it was found parked and unoccupied.  While police surveyed the vehicle waiting for backup, a male suspect entered the vehicle and drove off. He was later stopped and taken into custody. While being detained, he made spontaneous and incriminating statements regarding the stabbing.  The Pontiac was soon returned to its owner, making the second time this vehicle had been stolen and recovered using the LoJack® system.

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