The owner of this Lexus contacted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department to report that their home was burglarized and their vehicle stolen from the garage. The Fresno County Sheriff’s 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 Lexus.
Later that day a deputy with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputy tracked the moving vehicle to the vicinity of Shaw and Forkner avenues in northwest Fresno. The deputy spotted the occupied vehicle and with assistance, conducted a high risk traffic stop. A female driver and male passenger were taken into custody without incident. Subsequent investigation by the deputy revealed that the suspects had been involved in several residential burglaries in addition to the vehicle theft. The suspects were arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and residential burglary. A third involved person was identified and later arrested as well. The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored pending release to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Lexus in February 2017 by Sacramento Lexus in Sacramento, California. This car dealership installs LoJack tracking devices on the vehicles at their facility as part of a preinstall program. The program enhances sales and also provides an added measure of asset security while vehicles are on the dealership lot as well as for the customer after the vehicle has been sold.