LoJack® System Helps Alhambra Police Department Recover Stolen 2003 Jaguar XTY

  • April 13, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2003 Jaguar XTY contacted the Long Beach Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by an unknown person.  The Long Beach 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 Jaguar.

A short while later officers from the Alhambra Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jaguar with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Jaguar to a service station on Atlantic and Commonwealth and located the vehicle parked containing one female passenger. The officers confirmed the license plate as the stolen and deployed vehicles setting up containment while surveilling the stolen Jaguar.  In a short time, they observed a male adult walk up to the Jaguar and enter.  At this time, officers deployed taking both the male and female suspects into custody without further incident.

During the field investigation the officers were given a story that apparently was not true.  The investigation led the officers to identify another stolen vehicle that was taken from the LAPD Harbor division.  Apparently the male suspect had property and the key from the second stolen vehicle, a Dodge Ram Dakota truck.  Assisted by the LAPD officers, the Alhambra PD officers learned that video tapes taken at the crime scene showed the suspect who matched the description.  As of this investigation the Dodge Ram had not been recovered by the LAPD.  Charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property were filed against the male suspect. The female was released pending further investigation.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Jaguar XTY in June 2006 at Raceway Nissan in Riverside, California.