owners of a 2006 Mini Cooper contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen
in the city of San Diego. San
Diego 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 Mini.
At a later time, officers from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department air unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mini Cooper 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 Deputies tracked the vehicle to a local Shopping mall in the city of El Cajon. As a result of the notification, officers from El Cajon Police Department observed the vehicle exit the mall and enter the Interstate freeway. The vehicle ran out of gas and came to a stop; one suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mini Cooper in May 2006 at John Hine Mazda Pontiac-Dodge, San Diego, California.