The owners of a 2005 BMW X5 contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the vehicle was taken from their driveway sometime during the night.
The Sacramento Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW.Just 20 minutes later officers from the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Sheriff’s picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW 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 vehicle to the area of the Cal Expo fair grounds.
The officers attempted to conduct a felony stop but the suspect fled and a pursuit was initiated. The primary pursuit vehicles were both Sacramento Police K-9 units. The suspect eventually exited the vehicle near Howe Avenue and Enterprise Drive and tried to flee on foot. The suspect was no match for two K-9 officers & their dogs, he was captured within seconds. The suspect was arrested for auto theft and evading the police. The suspect has a substantial criminal record.
The vehicle was towed and stored for safekeeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW X5 in October 2008 at BMW of San Diego, CA.