The owners of a 2007 Lexus E350 contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The LASD South Los Angeles verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
Only 12 minutes later deputies from the LASD Marina Del Rey picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus 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 deputies tracked the Lexus to a restaurant in the Ladera Heights area of Los Angeles.
The deputies found the Lexus unoccupied and backed into a stall. There was no front license plate and only a paper plate on the rear. One of the deputies confirmed the Vehicle Identification Number belonging to the stolen Lexus. The deputies then set up a surveillance of the Lexus. A short time later two adults and a juvenile entered the Lexus and began to drive away. The deputies stopped the Lexus and ultimately arrested the driver for the theft of the Lexus.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus in October 2006 by Longo Lexus in El Monte, California.