The owners of a (2000 Ford Expedition) contacted the LAPD Newton Division to report that their vehicle was “Car Jacked”. Apparently the suspect approached the victim, shocked him with a “Taser” taking his keys and drove off with his Ford Expedition. 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 Ford Expedition.
Less than 9 minutes later, officers from LAPD Newton Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford Expedition 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 officers tracked the vehicle from W/B Jefferson Blvd to the area of Broadway and 33rd St where they observed the vehicle and suspect matching the description given by the victim. The suspect was observed locking the driver’s door and left the keys in the door as he walked away. The suspect was immediately detained and taken into custody without further incident. During the search of the suspect Narcotics were found in his possession. An inventory search by assisting officers located a loaded hand gun under the driver’s seat. The suspect was arrested and booked for the “Car Jacking”, as well as an outstanding warrant.
The LoJack® System was installed in the (Ford Expedition) in January 2002 at Wondries Ford, Alhambra, CA.