LoJack® System Helps Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen (Mazda Miata) Suspects Arrested

  • February 28, 2017
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a (1994 Mazda Miata) contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by unknown suspects. 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 Mazda Miata.

Deputies from Los Angeles Sheriff’s Palmdale Station picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Miata 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 vehicle to 128th E Street and Ave V, which according to the deputies was the middle of the north county desert Palmdale area and located the vehicle with two suspects standing next to the Mazda Miata.  Both suspects were detained resulting in the keys to the vehicle being found on one of the suspects.  Both suspects were arrested and later booked for the theft. The undamaged vehicle was stored and later returned to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the (Mazda Miata) in January 1994 by Direct Sales.