The owner of a 2007 Pontiac G6 contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report his vehicle was stolen. The owner was staying at a hotel in Santa Ana while on a business trip. When he awoke he discovered his Pontiac missing. The owner believes he may have left the keys in the Pontiac.
The Santa Ana 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 Pontiac.
A short while later officers from the Santa Ana PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Pontiac 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 Pontiac to a residential area. The officers located the Pontiac parked and unoccupied along the curb. The officers saw several subjects standing next to the Pontiac. The officers initiated a surveillance of the Pontiac to determine if the male subjects standing next the Pontiac were involved. A short time later the subjects entered the Pontiac and drove away. One of the officers pulled behind the Pontiac and before he could initiate a felony stop the Pontiac was abruptly pulled to the curb. Five subjects exited the Pontiac and fled. Three of the five subjects, one of which was the driver, were detained. The driver was seen dropping the key to the Pontiac. The Santa Ana PD identified the three detained subjects as local gang members. All three were arrested and the Pontiac was returned to its owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Pontiac G6 in June 2007 at Greiner Buick GMC in Victorville, California.