The owners of a 2010 Audi Q5 contacted the San Francisco Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The theft was discovered when the victim exited a business and discovered the Audi was stolen from the parking lot.
The San Francisco PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
A short while later officers from the Suisun Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 Audi to the area of Blue Wing Drive, observed the vehicle parked and occupied. Officers conducted a felony stop and detained numerous suspects. After questioning it was determined one of the detainees was the thief and he was arrested for auto theft, receiving stolen property and violating probation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi Q5 in August 2009 by Sonnen VW Audi in San Rafael, CA.