The owner of this Dodge Ram truck contacted the Simi Valley Police Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. Apparently the victim had left his keys on a table; the suspect took them and drove off with the truck. The officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Dodge Ram.
Within less than 30 minutes from the activation, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge Ram with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The officers confirmed the stolen information and requested additional back up as they began following the directional and audible cues from the PTC. The officers tracked the Dodge to a mall parking lot in the 3650 block of Martin Luther King Blvd. When another unit arrived, the officers set surveillance and within 30 minutes, observed the stolen Dodge being driven by a female. The officers followed the Dodge and affected a felony traffic stop in the intersection of Santo Tomas and Buckingham. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. After several versions of how the suspect had obtained the Dodge truck, she was arrested and later booked for Driving a Motor Vehicle without owner’s consent. The owner responded to the southwest station and obtained a release of the Dodge.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Dodge Ram in January 2003 at Valencia Dodge in California.