When the fleet escorting the ship attacked the Red One, damaging it, Stitch used the Red One's hyperdrive to escape. However, as the damage the fleet caused to the Red One had disabled its navigation system, a few hours later, the Red One came out of hyperspace and crashed on Earth in Kauai, Hawaii. Stitch survived the crash, but the Red One apparently blew up on impact. Lilo and her sister Nani have a brief power outage and see it with a bright green glow around it fall from the sky and land near their house. Lilo assumes it was a meteor and gets very excited to make a wish on it.
In "Bonnie & Clyde", despite the Red One's obliteration, Jumba was able to rebuild it, much to Stitch's delight. Lilo and Stitch then used the Red One to capture Bonnie and Clyde.
The Red One's design appeared to vary in all of its appearances: in the original film, it was red with a vertical white stripe; in the TV series, it was red with a horizontal white stripe; and in Stitch!, it had a more triangular design.
It can be assumed that the red police cruisers are used by elite officers, whereas the blue police cruisers are used by lower ranking officers; hence, they are used for pursuit and patrol. For instance, in Stitch's Great Escape!, it is flown by Lieutenant Sledge.