Detectives from the Los Angeles County TRAP West Team were contacted by a local Auto Dealership to report that a female suspect had obtained a 2015 Jeep Patriot using fraudulent information.
The TRAP detectives conducted their investigation, verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Jeep.
Eight (8) minutes later, patrol officers from the Ontario Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 officers tracked the Jeep to a shopping mall in the area of 1East Mills Circle. The Jeep was located and unoccupied. While waiting for detectives from TRAP to respond to the location, officers observed a female suspect entering the Jeep. Officers took the named suspect into custody for auto theft and fraud related charges without incident. This case is being handled by detectives from TRAP.
The Jeep was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep in November 2014 by Rydell Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in San Fernando, California.