LoJack Enables LAPD to Quickly Recover Scion Stolen in Long Beach, One Arrested

  • August 7, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 8, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Scion XD contacted the Long Beach Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the street in the city of Long Beach, California.

Long Beach 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 Scion.

A short while later, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Division picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Scion on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the signal to the area of 94th Street and Budlong Avenue, where they observed one female suspect driving the stolen vehicle. They conducted a high-risk traffic stop, taking the suspect into custody. The suspect matched the description listed in the stolen vehicle information and was arrested for Grand Theft Auto. The recovered vehicle is valued at $28,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2012 Scion XD in February of 2012 at Hooman Toyota in the City of Long Beach.