owner of a 2015 Jaguar XJ contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department to report
their vehicle stolen. The Baton Rouge PD
verified the theft and entered the
vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which
automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed
in the Jaguar.
Shortly after the activation, officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department 1st District and K9 unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Jaguar with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Lobdell and Tom Drive.
This information was broadcasted to other officers in the area and the Jaguar was located. Surveillance was established until additional officers could arrive into the area. Officers made contact with the stolen Jaguar and took the driver into custody. The Jaguar had a strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior. Officers processed the Jaguar for evidence and located a large sum of cash and a large amount of methamphetamine and prescription pills.
The driver was arrested for auto theft and narcotic related charges. The Jaguar was recovered and towed from the scene for safe keeping. The owner was notified of the recovery and will be reunited with their Jaguar at a later time.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Jaguar XJ in June 2015 at Land Rover of Paramus, Paramus, New Jersey.