LoJack System Helps Los Angeles Police Department Recover Stolen Volkswagen Beetle Suspect Arrested

  • February 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2006 Volkswagen Beetle contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.  Officers Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Volkswagen Beetle.

A short while later LASD Air Support deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volkswagen 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 Air unit tracked the vehicle to the 800 block of 113 th St Los Angeles and alerted ground units from LAPD Southeast Division.

Following the information provided by the air unit that one of the suspects were inside the driver’s side and a second was standing next to the vehicle, officers arrived and detained  both individuals for investigation. The suspect who was seen inside the VW told the officers that he purchased the car two years prior but had no proof. According to the victim, he reported the VW stolen on January 11, 2019 and had the only key. A further investigation of the residence resulted in locating the license plate in the suspect’s bed room.  This suspect was arrested and later booked for the theft.  The second Subject was released at the scene.

Case was referred to Detectives for filing with the DDA. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Volkswagen in February 2009 at Car Pros Kia, Carson, Ca.