The owner of this Audi A4 was hospitalized for an extended period. During that time his Audi was taken without permission from his residence in the Melrose area, a rural location outside of Roseburg, Oregon. When the theft was discovered it was immediately reported to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office who verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
Just fifteen minutes later and 336 mile away the Washington State Patrol troopers patrolling near Kent, Washington, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the Audi with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Audi to 2nd Avenue South and West Meeker Street in Kent. Five occupants in the Audi were detained and interviewed. Four were released after determining only the driver was involved in the theft. He was booked into jail. The current owner purchased the Audi as a used vehicle and was not aware LoJack was installed when it was sold new in California.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Audi A4 in November 2006 at Audi Mission Viejo in California.