owners of a 2018 Dodge Durango contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to
report that their vehicle was 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 Dodge Durango.
A short while later officers from LAPD Pacific Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge Durango with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The officers broadcasted they had picked up the signal in the area of Pacific Ave and Windward Ave. Another unit responded to the area and observed the stolen Dodge Durango travelling North on Pacific Ave turning onto Washington Boulevard, this unit followed the stolen Dodge Durango requesting back up, Air Support and a Field Supervisor. The stolen vehicle was followed to Lincoln Blvd and Mindanao Way when it pulled into a service station. At that time officers deployed on the vehicle taking the suspect into custody without further incident.
Officers questioned the suspect and were told that he had walked onto a lot noting several vehicles parked. He tried the door and found it unlocked then located the key in the ash tray, taking the vehicle.
The suspect was later booked for the theft of the vehicle and the vehicle was released to the owner in the field.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Dodge Durango in Apr 2018, at Rydell Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in San Fernando, CA.