The owners of a 2015 Chrysler 200 contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division to report that their vehicle was stolen by a known suspect. 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 Chrysler 200.
A short while later flight officers in the LAPD Air 10 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler 200 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 airship tracked the Chrysler to the area of La Brea and Adams locating the vehicle as it moved through the area. They radioed to the LAPD Southwest units and advised them of the observation. A Southwest unit observed the Chrysler and confirmed via license that it was the stolen. After requesting a supervisor and back up, the officers affected a felony traffic stop at Ferndale and La Brea taking the driver and passenger into custody without further incident. A field investigation revealed the driver had taken the Chrysler without owner’s permission. He was arrested and later booked for the theft. The passenger was released at the scene. The undamaged Chrysler was later returned to the victim.
Note that this was the second time this Chrysler had been stolen, tracked and recovered by LoJack in the past four months.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chrysler 200 in November 2014 at Puente Hills Chrysler Dodge Jeep in City of Industry, California.