The owner of a 2002 Lexus GS300 contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner had started and left the Lexus running in the driveway of his residence to warm up. While he was inside, the Lexus was stolen.
A police officer verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later officers from the Salt Lake City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Lexus to an apartment complex on the opposite side of the city from the theft location. The Lexus was located down a small side street and in a private driveway within the complex. The Lexus was running and occupied by a driver and passenger. The driver was taken into custody for charges related to the stolen car as well as a Board of Pardons warrant. The driver was taken directly back to Prison by Adult Probation and Parole. Charges are pending for the stolen Lexus.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus GS300 in August 2004 at Lexus of Thousand Oaks in California.