The owners of a 2017 Volkswagen Golf contacted the California Highway Patrol Placerville Area to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Volkswagen was taken sometime during the night while parked in front of their residence.
The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Volkswagen.
A short while later officers from the Sacramento Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen to a residential area near Cocamo and Cocamo Cir. The officers then observed the Volkswagen parked and abandoned at the curb.
The Volkswagen was towed and stored for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Volkswagen Golf in February 2017 at Niello Volkswagen in Sacramento, California.