Murrieta, California Police Recover Stolen Maserati Quattroporte Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • April 1, 2014

Hiding a stolen car in a secured building is a great way to thwart a visual search, but this tactic is no match for the LoJack® system. When a car, truck, van or motorcycle protected by LoJack is stolen, a silent homing signal is activated and sent to any police vehicle in the area with a LoJack tracking computer, which guides law enforcement to the exact location, visible or not. In this case, a Maserati Quattroporte stolen in San Diego, CA is recovered in a locked residential garage in Murietta, thanks to local police with help from LoJack.

On February 17th, 2014, the Maserati’s owner reported the incident to the San Diego Police Department. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This procedure automatically activated the LoJack device concealed in the Quattroporte, which was installed at Findley Acura in Henderson, NV.

A short while later, a Riverside Sheriff’s Department K-9 handler picked up the homing signals from the stolen car on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The deputy requested backup from the Murrieta PD. The officers and K-9 deputy located the Maserati at a residence on Brentstone Way in Murrieta, where it was parked in a locked garage. The Quattroporte, valued at $63,300, was retrieved and soon returned to its extremely grateful owner.