Multiple California Police Agencies Track Stolen Porsche Cayenne, Thief Arrested

  • June 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On April 25, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Porsche Cayenne discovered that his vehicle was stolen from where he had parked it in Alameda. The owner called the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department. The responding deputy completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Porsche’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the stolen Porsche, prompting it to begin emitting a silent homing signal.  

Less than two hours later, officers with several agencies – the San Francisco Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and Alameda County Sheriff’s Department – all began to pick up the Porsche’s homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional cues on the tracking computer, Alameda deputies tracked the stolen Porsche to South Oakland, where the vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal. Deputies arrested the lone driver and recovered the undamaged SUV. The owner of the SUV was contacted to recover his vehicle. 

The total recovery time was less than 3 hours!

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Porsche in Austin, Texas, on June 17, 2004.