The owners of a 2008 Subaru Forester contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills station to report their vehicle was stolen.
The LASD Lost Hills verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Subaru.
Only six minutes later, the LASD Airship 21 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Subaru with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Airship 21 tracked the Subaru to the area of Telegraph Road and the 605 freeway. Airship 21 broadcast the stolen information to patrol deputies and a LASD Pico Rivera patrol vehicle entered onto the 605 freeway in search of the stolen Subaru. The Subaru was traveling northbound and the patrol deputies were receiving updates to its location from the Airship 21. The patrol deputies caught up to the Subaru at the 605 and 10 freeways. The Subaru was stopped in the city of Baldwin Park and two occupants were detained. Both subjects were arrested after they were interviewed by the deputies. The undamaged Subaru was recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Subaru Forester in September 2007 by Timmons Volkswagen in Long Beach, California.