dealer ship contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to report that their
vehicle had been leased via fraudulent means and was considered stolen.. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and
federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Kia Stinger.
A short while later a traffic officer from LAPD Valley Traffic division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Kia with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
He followed the signal to 13100 Block of Gladstone Ave in Sylmar. He was unable to enter the large property but felt confident the vehicle was at the location. He contacted Los Angeles PD’s Burglary Auto Theft Detail (BADCATS) who conducted surveillance of the large property and found the stolen car parked with 20 other new vehicles. A search warrant was written and served by BADCATS. The stolen vehicle was recovered along with 20 other new sub-leased vehicles that were impounded for investigating. Detectives indicate this is part of a large sub-leasing ring. This matter is still under investigation by BADCATS.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Kia Stinger at Champion Kia, Downey California in November 2018.