The owners of a 2007 Lincoln MKZ contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lincoln MKZ.
A short while later officers from LAPD 77th St Division were alerted by LAPD Air-3 they had picked up the LoJack silent signal from the stolen 2007 Lincoln MKZ with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. In addition to Air-3, the officers also picked up the signal. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to Figueroa St and Florence Ave where they observed the vehicle. The officers caught up to the vehicle and affected a traffic stop at Figueroa St and 65th St, detaining a female driver and female passenger.
The field investigation revealed the driver had an outstanding warrant for her arrest. This suspect was taken into custody without further incident and later booked for the theft of the vehicle as well as the warrant. The female passenger was released at the scene.
The undamaged Lincoln MKZ was stored for safe keeping and later released to the victim.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lincoln MKZ at Freeway Lincoln-Mercury in December 2006.