The owner of a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta has a “friend” staying with them. One day the owner left their home in the morning and returned later that evening. Upon arrival home, the owner discovered their “friend” missing, their keys missing and their car missing. The owner contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to report their Volkswagen stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the Volkswagen.
The next morning, while on routine patrol, a Jacksonville SO sergeant picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jetta on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), that are installed in law enforcement patrol vehicles and aircraft. The sergeant began tracking the stolen Jetta by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The sergeant, along with their backup, located the 4-door sedan abandoned in a parking lot behind a church in the 4600 block of Philips Highway. The Jetta was recovered, removed from state and federal crime information computer systems by the entering agency and towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta in March 2002 at Crescent City Motors Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana.