LoJack® System Helps Los Angeles Police Department Recover Stolen Chrysler 200

  • January 20, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a Chrysler 200 contacted the Los Angeles Police Department West LA Division to report that her vehicle was stolen. Apparently an ex-boyfriend, who had a restraining order, had taken her keys and returned several days later stealing the Chrysler. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chrysler.

Within minutes after activation, officers from the LAPD 77th Street Division had just finished a detail at a local hospital in Inglewood and were pulling out of the parking lot when their police unit received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler 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 Chrysler to Arbor Vitae and Larch Street, city of Inglewood, and located the stolen Chrysler. They noticed that the license plates had been removed and saw a male sitting inside. They contacted the suspect and identified him as the listed suspect. He was arrested without further incident and later booked for the theft. The Chrysler was stored for safe keeping and later returned to the victim. The LAPD West Hollywood detectives have assumed the investigation and will be presenting the case to the Deputy District Attorney for filing.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler 200 in November 2014 at Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge in the City of Industry, California.