The owner of a 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX contacted the Oakland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The victim advised the Subaru was taken from the 5700 block of San Leandro Street. The Oakland PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Subaru Impreza.
A short time later, an officer from the California Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Subaru with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) which are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Subaru was tracked to the residential area in the 20500 block of Cambridge Avenue, in the unincorporated area of Hayward in Alameda County, where the vehicle was found unoccupied, parked at the curb. The Subaru was recovered and towed/stored to be released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Subaru Impreza WRX in March 2007 at Quirk Works Subaru in Braintree, Massachusetts.