LoJack System Helps California City Police Recover 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and Arrest the Suspect

  • April 12, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of this Volkswagen contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from his residence sometime during the night. The Los Angeles 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 Volkswagen.

The following morning a uniformed officer with the California City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volkswagen 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 officer tracked the vehicle to the vicinity of Ironwood Avenue and 90th Street. The vehicle was spotted parked in the driveway of a residence in the neighborhood occupied by an adult male suspect. The officer made contact with the suspect and took him into custody without incident. The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property and vehicle theft. The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored pending release to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Volkswagen in July 2016 at Galpin Volkswagen in North Hills, California.