The owners of a 2005 Lexus IS3 contacted the La Habra Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by unknown suspects from in front of their residence. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Air-29 flight deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus west on SR 60 Freeway towards Atlantic Ave with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. This information was relayed to the California Highway Patrol East Los Angeles Area who responded and caught up to the Lexus. The CHP units and the airship followed the Lexus and as they neared Alameda the vehicle exited. As the officers attempted to affect a felony traffic stop, the suspect drove thru a service station in an attempt to evade the officers. The suspect was shortly apprehended after colliding with a vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was later charged with driving a motor vehicle without owner’s permission, a Felony, Felony Evading and driving with a suspended license.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus IS3 in March 2005 at Park Place Lexus in Plano, Texas.