The owner of a 2015 Kia Optima contacted the California Highway Patrol North Sacramento Area to report that her vehicle had been stolen. The owner advised the vehicle was taken from her Carmichael home by an ex-boyfriend who was refusing to return the vehicle. The California Highway Patrol verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2015 Kia Optima.
A short time later, an officer from the Pittsburg Police Department was alerted to the stolen Kia Optima by means of the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle 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 stolen vehicle was tracked and was observed being driven, occupied by a male subject and a female. The stolen vehicle was followed into the Bay Point Area where Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to assist in making a traffic stop. The stolen vehicle pulled into an apartment complex on Clearland Drive and the male driver who was determined to be the ex-boyfriend of the owner was detained. The female passenger was released.
The stolen Kia Optima was recovered by the Pittsburg Police Department and the vehicle was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Kia Optima in August of 2018, at John L. Sullivan’s Roseville Kia, In Roseville, CA.