Oakland Officers Using LoJack Stop Stolen Toyota Corolla in Traffic, Arrest One Suspect

  • August 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 10, 2012, the owner a 2011 Toyota Corolla awoke to discover that his car was stolen from his residence and quickly contacted the Oakland Police Department to report the theft.  Oakland officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Minutes later, officers from the Oakland Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota in East Oakland with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which enables them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, Oakland officers tracked the stolen Toyota to the east side of Oakland, where officers stopped the stolen car in traffic. The driver of the stolen car was arrested for Auto Theft. The owner of the car was informed of the recovery of his vehicle and had it back in his possession less than 2 hours after it was reported stolen.    

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on December 8, 2011 at Hayward Toyota in Hayward, California.