owners of a 2003 Ford Explorer contacted the West Covina Police Department to
report their vehicle 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 Ford
A short while later officers from Baldwin Park Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford Explorer 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 Main Ave and Ramona Blvd to the 4900 block of Jerry St and observed the vehicle N/B. The vehicle came to a stop and the suspect exited and began walking away from the officer. The officer observed the suspect throw keys onto some property and was shortly taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was later booked for the theft of the vehicle. The undamaged vehicle was later released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Explorer in December 2003, at Wondreis Ford Alhambra, CA.