The owner of a 2003 Infiniti G35 contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim parked the Infiniti in front of her residence. The victim returned the next morning and the Infiniti was missing.
The Sacramento 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 Infiniti.
Two days later officers from the California Highway Patrol Air Operations were returning from an assignment and were flying over a very rural area in the western Sierra community of Grizzly Flat, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Infiniti 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 Infiniti to the area of 6600 Tyler Rd in Grizzly Flat in El Dorado County. The flight officer used the onboard enhanced video system and actually observed the stolen Infiniti in an open garage. Ground units were requested and the officer on the ground contacted the resident and recovered the stolen Infiniti.
Information on the resident and his statements will be forwarded to the Sacramento PD for follow-up.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Infiniti G35 in January 2003 at Peninsula Infiniti in Redwood City, California.