The owners of a Jeep Grand Cherokee contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego 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 Jeep.
Within 11 minutes of the activation, officers from the Escondido 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 residential neighborhood located near the 500 block of W. Washington Ave. in the city of Escondido. A traffic stop was initiated and one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Grand Cherokee in January 2001 at McCune Motors in National City, California.