owners of a Mitsubishi Galant contacted the Chula Vista Police
Department to report their vehicle
stolen in the city of Chula Vista. Chula Vista 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 Mitsubishi.
Within 21 minutes, officers from National City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mitsubishi Galant 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 to the 80th block of Oak Lawn Avenue in the city of Chula Vista. A traffic stop was made; one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Mitsubishi Galant in September 1999 at Miller Mitsubishi, Van Nuys, California.