owners of a 2016 Multi Quip generator contacted the West Covina Police
Department to report their vehicle stolen from an equipment storage lot. 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 2016 Multi Quip generator.
A short while later Los Angeles Sheriffs Air-8 flight deputies of picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Multi Quip generator with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight deputies tracked the vehicle to the area of Valley Blvd west of Pomona where the vehicle was located parked against a wall to the rear of a commercial complex. Two individuals were observed working on the generator. Deputies from Walnut station were advised and responded to that location detaining the two suspects without further incident. They noted that the generator was running and followed the power cable over the wall into a field where several homeless encampments had been set up.
The generator had been repainted white to disguise the appearance in addition to other minor damage to the internal equipment. The vehicle owners responded and took possession of the Multi Quip generator with an estimated value of $50,000. The suspects were booked for Grand Theft.
The LoJack System was installed in the Multi Quip Generator as a Commercial Sale.