LoJack System Helps Riverside Police Department Recover Stolen Porsche Macan with One in Custody

  • December 7, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department contacted the fleet manager at Walters Porsche dealership in the city of Riverside regarding a 2018 Porsche Macan. They were advised a surveillance video indicated that a vehicle from their dealership was being used in several thefts in the county.  The manager checked his inventory and confirmed the vehicle and the keys were missing.  The manager contacted Riverside Police Department and reported the 2018 Porsche Macan as stolen. Riverside Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Porsche.

At a later time, an officer from Riverside Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Porsche 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 officer tracked the vehicle to the area of Auto Center Drive near Van Buren Blvd and Indiana Street in the city of Riverside. The officer also recognized the vehicle as being used in thefts in their city, in which the suspect had been identified.  A traffic stop was made and the named suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.  The suspect was on felony probation for Grand Theft Auto.

The vehicle was released to Walters Porsche dealership.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Porsche Macan in July 2018 at Walters Porsche, Riverside, California.