This BMW was stolen from a garage during commission of a residential burglary located in the 16000 block of SW Audubon Street in Beaverton. When the crimes were discovered it was reported to the Beaverton Police Department. They verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW.
Less than thirty minutes after activating the LoJack the Beaverton PD officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the BMW to a residence approximately 5.7 miles from the theft. They determined the signal was coming from inside a garage at that location. Detectives responded and obtained permission from the homeowner to search the garage. Inside they located the stolen BMW not damaged. The suspects returned to the residence and all three were arrested, two on felony warrants. One had a key to the BMW in his possession. Other stolen property in the car the suspects were driving was identified as being from multiple burglaries in the area.
These arrests cleared multiple burglaries in the area.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW in July 1998 at Lauderdale Imports in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The current owner was not aware the BMW was equipped with LoJack.