LoJack Helps CHP Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, Arrest Suspect

  • August 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 15, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Toyota Camry contacted the Baldwin Park Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. Baldwin Park 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 vehicle.

A short while later, troopers with the California Highway Patrol were on patrol West Bound on I-210 at Myrtle when they began to pick up the LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol car. After obtaining the vehicle’s description, the trooper radioed for another LoJack-equipped CHP unit to respond to the area and assist with the tracking.  As the second officer neared the area, he tracked the signal to Pomona Avenue and Evergreen, where he observed the stolen Camry traveling eastbound on Evergreen from Myrtle. The two police vehicles followed the stolen Toyota to a parking lot, where they activated their emergency lights and initiated a felony traffic stop. 

The officers took the suspect into custody without further incident, and later booked him at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for Driving without Owner’s Consent and Receiving Stolen Property. The vehicle was later stored for safe keeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry in March of 2005 at Puente Hills Toyota.