LoJack System Helps LAX Airport Police Department Recover Stolen Jeep Wrangler Suspect Arrested

  • February 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2004 Jeep Wrangler contacted the Baldwin Park 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 Jeep Wrangler.

A short while later officers from LAX Airport Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jeep Wrangler 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 vehicle from the area of Sepulveda and Manchester locating the vehicle parked in Lot C.  As the officers approached, they observed one male inside and immediately recognized him from a wanted poster bulletin they had seen in station briefing. As they neared the vehicle, the suspect fled.  An assisting unit had arrived and chased the fleeing vehicle eventually catching up and arresting the suspect.

The arresting officers indicated this suspect had been involved in numerous vehicle thefts and car- jacking in the past.  The suspect was later booked for the theft as well as other charges.  

The LoJack® System was installed in the Jeep Wrangler at Long Beach Chrysler Jeep, Long Beach CA in June 2004.