The owners of a 2006 Ford Focus contacted the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated he was stopped at a stop sign and was approached by a suspect who demanded his Ford and forced him out of the vehicle. The suspect then fled in the victim’s Ford.
The Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford Focus.
Just minutes later officers with the Modesto Police Department and the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 and deputies tracked the Ford to the area of 15th and I streets in Modesto. The officers observed the Ford parked and abandoned on the street.
The victim was contacted and responded to the location to take possession of his Ford.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Focus in May 2014 at Patchetts Ford in Turlock, California.