The owner of this Hyundai Sonata contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen during the night. The Fresno 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 Hyundai.
Just 20 minutes after the LoJack was activated, the flight crew of Air One, a Fresno PD helicopter picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Hyundai 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 crew tracked the Hyundai to area of Thorne and Merced avenues in west Fresno. The occupied Hyundai was observed traveling in a southerly direction. The flight crew summoned ground units who converged upon the Hyundai and ultimately stopped it near Weller and Belgravia avenues. An adult male driver was detained and later arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The Hyundai was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Hyundai Sonata in September 2015 by Lithia Hyundai of Fresno, California.