LoJack® System Helps San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Polaris Ranger

  • July 29, 2015

The owners of a Polaris Ranger ATV contacted the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Adelanto Station to report that their vehicle was 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 Polaris Ranger.

Short time later deputies from the San Bernardino SD Hesperia Station picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Polaris Ranger with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Polaris from Yucca and Timberland to a residence located in the 17000 block of Sultana Street. There they pinpointed the signal as coming from the property. As the deputies walked up the common driveway, they observed the Polaris Ranger and upon further investigation confirmed it as the stolen. Contact was made with a female resident who gave the deputies a receipt for the purchase and stated her husband purchased it for $3,200 (Note: the Polaris was valued at $12,000 per the commercial owners). The husband returned home and was confronted giving a different story. The key to the Polaris was found in his possession and at this time he was placed under arrest and later transported to the High Desert Detention Center and booked for receiving a stolen vehicle. The owners of the Polaris responded to the scene and the undamaged Polaris Ranger was released.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Polaris Ranger in October 2013 in Riverside, California.