The owner of this Ford Econoline contacted the Pomona Police Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. 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 Ford.
Officers from the Montclair Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that is installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Ford from Monte Vista and Holt Blvd to the area of Amherst Ave and Appaloosa St where the Ford was observed hiding in a car port of a residential complex. One male adult was observed sitting in the driver’s seat with the engine running. The officers deployed on the Ford taking the suspect into custody without further incident. During the field investigation the officers discovered that the suspect had outstanding warrants for drug offenses and was on Felony Probation for Narcotic violations. He was arrested and later booked for Driving Without Consent and the related warrants. The Ford was stored and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Ford in July 2006 at Claremont Ford in California.