The owners of a Ford Expedition contacted the Chula Vista Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen in the city of Chula Vista.
The Chula Vista 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 Ford.
At a later time, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 deputies tracked the Ford to a commercial vehicle holding lot near the U.S. Mexico port of entry at Otay Mesa/Tijuana. The San Diego Regional Auto Theft Task force was contacted and responded to the scene.
Further investigation resulted in the recovery of two other stolen vehicles from San Diego County, a 2006 Nissan Sentra and a 2007 Ford Expedition. The suspect has been identified and the investigation continues.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Expedition in August 1999 at Fairview Ford in San Bernardino, California.
- Chula Vista
- Chula Vista Police Department
- Fairview Ford
- Ford Expedition
- Nissan Sentra
- Otay Mesa/Tijuana
- San Bernardino
- San Diego
- San Diego County
- San Diego County Sheriff's Department
- Southern California
- U.S. Mexico
- United States