A vehicle dealership sold a 2015 Dodge Charger only to discover later that the purchaser presented forged documents to purchase the vehicle. The dealership then contacted the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to report the Dodge stolen.
The Sacramento SD 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.
Later and over 125 miles away, officers from the California Highway Patrol Air Operations and the Alameda Sheriff’s 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. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Dodge from the area of Hwy 580 and Hopyard Rd in the City of Pleasanton to the parking lot of a restaurant on Johnson Rd. There the officers observed the Dodge in the drive thru. The officers approached the driver and took her into custody without incident. The officers also recovered numerous other items in the Dodge which indicated this suspect may be involved in other fraudulent purchases.
The Dodge was towed for safe keeping to be released later to the dealership.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Charger in April 2016 at Maserati of Sacramento in California.