The owners of a 2015 Dodge Charger contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The LASD Century station verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Dodge.
Only five minutes later officers from the Redondo Beach Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The Redondo Beach PD officers were returning to their city after completing a transportation duty. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Dodge to a residential street near 218th and Western in the city of Los Angeles. The officers located the Dodge parked on the street with a female loading property into the backseat. The Redondo Beach PD officers detained the female and learned she was a named suspect in the theft of the Dodge. The officers arrested the female and recovered the Dodge. The officers transported her to their station to complete the booking process. Once they were at their station they contacted the LASD Century detective assigned the case. He responded to the Redondo Beach PD and took custody of the female for burglary and auto theft charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Charger in March 2015 at Champion Dodge in Downey, California.