This Mercedes Benz ML500 was stolen sometime during a two day period from the owner’s residence located in the 6000 block of 117th Place South. When the owner discovered the Mercedes was missing, he reported the theft to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The King County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Mercedes.
Just ten minutes later, a King County SO deputy assigned to the City of SeaTac picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mercedes on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Mercedes was stopped at South 158th and International Blvd in SeaTac. One person in the Mercedes was taken into custody and booked into jail on an unrelated warrant. Interviewing of persons in the Mercedes revealed a dispute of ownership. The case has been referred to the prosecutor with charges pending.
The Mercedes did not appear to be damaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mercedes Benz in August 2008 at Penske Mercedes Benz in West Covina, California.