LoJack Aids Washington State Police in Recovery of Two Stolen Vehicles, Thief Arrested

  • July 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of June 22, 2012 the owner of a Lexus ES300 contacted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to report the vehicle stolen from the 1100 block of 24th Avenue West near Everett sometime after midnight. Snohomish County deputies verified the theft and entered the Lexus’ vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. This process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

Less than two hours later, Washington State Patrol troopers received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Lexus on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the vehicle was located at 12th Avenue East & Denny Way in Seattle.  Five occupants in the vehicle were questioned.  The driver was arrested for the theft of the Lexus and later admitted to also stealing a 2005 Subaru Impreza in Seattle.  He disclosed the location of that vehicle to the troopers. The information was relayed to Seattle Police who located and recovered the Subaru. One passenger in the stolen Lexus was arrested on an unrelated warrant.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Lexus ES300  in January of 1999 at Lexus of Glendale, California when it was purchased as a used car.  The current owner was not aware that the car was equipped with LoJack.