LoJack Helps California Highway Patrol Recover Toyota Camry, Arrest 3 Suspects

  • August 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 29, 2012, the owners of a 2008 Toyota Camry contacted the Simi Valley Police Department Division to report that their vehicle was stolen. Simi Valley Police 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 Toyota.

Officers from the California Highway Patrol-Moorpark Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Sycamore Avenue and Los Angeles Avenue. The vehicle was observed with three suspects inside, who were driving without the vehicle headlights on. The officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop; when the suspects failed to comply, a vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect’s vehicle then collided with street barricades in the area of Sycamore and Royal Avenues. The officers took all three suspects into custody for auto theft-related charges without further incident.

The vehicle was recovered and impounded for safekeeping. The total of this recovery is $14,900. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle in June of 2008 at Toyota of Simi Valley.