This Audi A4 was stolen sometime during the night from the owner’s residence located in the 25700 block of 177th Place SE in Covington. Two cars parked in the driveway were prowled. The other car had a key to the Audi in the console. The thieves returned later and stole the Audi. When the theft was discovered it was reported to the King 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.
Later that day, a King County SO deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi. Following directional and audible cues from the PTC (Police Tracking Computer) installed in his patrol car, he located the Audi in a parking lot for a large department store located in the 16700 block of SE 272nd Street in Covington. A passenger was sitting in the right-front seat. Surveillance was set up on the Audi while another deputy went into the store to check security camera footage. While in the store he observed and contacted a suspect known to have a criminal history. The suspect left the store and returned to the Audi where he was arrested and booked into jail. The passenger was questioned and released.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Audi A4 in September 2007 at Audi Pacific in Torrance, California.