The owners of a 2006 Audi A4 contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The Santa Ana 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 Audi.
Only 15 minutes later officers from the Anaheim Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 Audi to a parking lot of an apartment complex. The officers found the Audi unoccupied and set up a surveillance. About two hours later officers saw a male subject get in the Audi and begin to drive away however the vehicle stalled. The officers approached the subject and detained him. Upon searching the suspect the officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. When the officers questioned the suspect he claimed he purchased the Audi two hours prior for $4,500 dollars.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A4 in January 2006 at Audi Mission Viejo in California.