Ontario Police Using LoJack Track and Quickly Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, Arrest One

  • August 31, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 8, 2012, the owners of a 2007 Toyota Camry contacted the Montclair Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. Montclair Police verified the theft and entered the Toyota’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Within minutes of activation, officers from the Ontario Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camry while in the area of Mountain Avenue and Phillips Street. Following the directional and audible signal from the LoJack computers, the officers broadcast the vehicle’s location to assisting units. A field sergeant, who was in the area, observed the parked and unoccupied vehicle at Nevada and Oakland.

Officers began a field investigation and located a witness who identified the suspect inside of a nearby residence. Officers made contact with the suspect and arrested him. They later booked the suspect for Driving without Owner’s Consent.

The undamaged Toyota, valued at $8,000, was later released to the grateful owners. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry at South Bay Toyota in August of 2007.