The owners of a BMW 530i contacted the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon, to report that their vehicle was stolen from them. A deputy verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW.
A short while later and 760 miles away, police officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW 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 BMW to the 600 block of East Redondo Avenue and located the unoccupied vehicle.
The police have determined the identity of the person who had taken the BMW. The investigation will be continued by the Josephine County SO and the Salt Lake City PD.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 530i in March 2006 at BMW of San Diego in California.