The owner of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The Fresno 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 Buick.
About 20 minutes after the LoJack was activated, officers from the Fresno PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Buick with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in police vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers located the Buick in a residential neighborhood area near Clinton and Jackson avenues in southeast Fresno. The Buick was found abandoned on the side of the road. It was recovered intact and undamaged and was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Buick in April 2005 at Enterprise in Concord, California.