The owners of a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 contacted the Rialto Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their place of work.
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 Dodge.
Nine (9) minutes later, patrol officers from the Fontana Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Dodge to the area of Stover and Almond Ave. The area is storage and mechanics for big rigs. Investigation at the location revealed that the named female suspect was inside a large container. The officers use their Public Address system to have the suspect exit the container.
The suspect fled out the rear of the container and officers called for additional units and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office air “40 K.” The air ship observed the suspect hiding under a shelter. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges.
The Dodge was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Ram 1500 in April 2006 at Moss Brothers Dodge in San Bernardino, California.