owners of a BMW 325 contacted the Oceanside Police Department to report their vehicle stolen in the
city of Oceanside. Oceanside
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 BMW.
Within 18 minutes, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the 700th block of Barsby Street in the unincorporated city of Vista. A felony traffic stop was performed and one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property. Oceanside Police Department responded to complete the recovery process, as the case also involved an assault.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 325 in May 2003 at Steve Thomas BMW, Camarillo, California.