The dealership owner of a 2005 Bentley contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report that the Bentley along with seven (7) Maserati vehicles had been stolen from their lot during the night. The Anaheim PD officers verified the thefts and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Bentley.
On the afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department Air 18 flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Bentley 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 flight officers tracked the Bentley to the 9600 block of Holmes and located the Bentley parked in a rear yard of the residence. Next to the Bentley was one of the 2015 Maserati vehicles. Officers from the Southeast Division responded to that location to handle the investigation. Apparently the resident returned home and was taken into custody. According to information provided by the suspect, he knew the cars were stolen and he was storing them for his gang member friends from the local area gang. Taskforce detectives from TRAP were notified and are now handling the follow up investigation. The undamaged vehicles were processed and stored for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Bentley in April 2006 at Rolls Royce of Beverly Hills in California.