The owner of a 2011 Audi A4 contacted the Long Beach Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim had been in several weeks prior and attempted to report the theft, but since she knew the suspect she was advised to send a demand letter requesting the vehicle be returned before they would complete a theft report. She had done this and the suspect/friend still had not returned the vehicle.
The Long Beach Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
Just minutes later, and 500 miles away, officers from the Fairfield Police and the Solano County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Audi with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the Solano Mall parking lot near Travis Blvd and the I-80 Freeway. The officers located the vehicle parked and unoccupied. They then called the Solano Auto Theft Task Force to take over the investigation.
Investigators set up surveillance in hopes of catching the thief. After a short period of time a suspect entered the vehicle. Investigators detained him and interviewed him. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping, to be released to the owner later. The suspect was identified and his statements forwarded to Long Beach Police for disposition.
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