The owners of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee contacted the Glendora Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The Glendora 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.
Only 8 minutes later officers from the Downey PD 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 gas station at the corner of Studebaker Road and Imperial Highway. The officer pulled in behind the Jeep and saw that there was a lone female driver. The officer activated his emergency lights and exited his patrol vehicle. As he was exiting his vehicle the female driver drove out onto Imperial Highway. The officers caught up to the Jeep as it pulled into another parking lot. The female was arrested and the Jeep was recovered. Upon questioning at the police station the suspect claimed the Jeep belonged to a male friend of her brother. She said the male friend had been staying with them for about a week. The suspect said she borrowed the Jeep from the friend because her vehicle was not operating. Detectives will be following up with the information provided by the female driver.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Cherokee in January 2015 at Glendora Jeep Chrysler Dodge in California.