The owners of a 2005 Acura TL contacted the Stockton Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The Acura was taken sometime during the night. The victim indicated he did have a spare key in his glove compartment.
The Stockton PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Acura.
Less than 30 minutes later, Investigators from Delta RATT Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura 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 Acura to the area of Oak and Aurora streets and observed the Acura parked and abandoned in a motel parking lot. The Investigators set up surveillance of the Acura in hopes of arresting the thief. Several hours later a suspect approached the Acura and entered it. Investigators approached and took the suspect into custody without incident.
The suspect was interviewed and arrested for auto theft. The suspect has an extensive record for drugs and auto theft and is currently on felony probation.
The Acura was stored for safekeeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura TL in September 2005 at Anderson-Behel Imports in San Jose, California.