LoJack® System Helps San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen VW Jetta

  • August 11, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2015 VW Jetta contacted the Riverside Sheriff’s Department Hemet Station to report that their vehicle was stolen from a parking lot of an Indian Casino by unknown suspects. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the VW Jetta.

A short while later a San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department deputy from the Fontana Station picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen VW Jetta 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 deputy was assisted by the SBSO Air 40 King, and tracked the VW Jetta from the 10 Freeway and Sierra Ave to the 9000 block of Palm Lane city of Fontana. The stolen VW Jetta was located parked and unoccupied. The deputy made contact with a female at the location who told him that a male subject gave her the Jetta. Upon further questioning, this suspect was unable to provide any further information so she was arrested and booked for receiving stolen property (automobile). The undamaged Jetta was stored for safe keeping and the case was turned over to the station detectives.

The LoJack® System was Pre-Installed in the VW Jetta in January 2015 at Riverside Metro Auto Group in California.