The owner of a 2006 BMW 530 contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen by a known subject after several attempts to ask the subject to return the car. The Fresno PD 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 BMW.
A short while later deputies from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Rancho Cucamonga area 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 deputies tracked the BMW from Foothill Blvd and Hillman to the 8900 block of Foothill Blvd where they spotted the stolen vehicle parked and occupied in a parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The deputies deployed on the BMW taking the female driver into custody without further incident. During the field investigation they were informed that the boyfriend /owner of the BMW had given her the car to drive. When the boyfriend was contacted they learned she had taken the BMW without permission. The suspect was placed under arrest and later booked for possession of a stolen vehicle. The BMW 530 was stored for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 530 in July 2005 at BMW of San Diego in California.