The owners of a 2012 Jeep Wrangler contacted the California Highway Patrol, Red Bluff Area, to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Jeep was parked and when they came outside they discovered it was missing.
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 Jeep.
Less than an hour later officers from the Red Bluff Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep 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 Jeep to a residential area in the south end of town. The officers observed the Jeep parked and abandoned.
The Jeep was towed and stored to be released to the owner later.
This is the second time this year the Jeep has been stolen, tracked and recovered by LoJack equipped police vehicles.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler in February 2017 at Roseville Toyota in California.