LoJack Leads New Orleans Police to Recovery of Stolen Scion, One Arrested

  • September 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

Late in the evening of July 7, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Toyota Scion contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report her vehicle stolen. According to the victim, she had parked her vehicle in front of her residence for about an hour with the keys inside, and when she returned for it, discovered it missing.

The New Orleans Police verified the theft and entered the Scion’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Minutes later, officers on patrol from New Orleans Police Department 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 7th ward off of St. Bernard Avenue. Upon locating the Toyota, the officers observed a suspect was observed exiting the Scion and beginning to change a flat tire on the car. He was taken into custody with the car keys in his possession, and was arrested.

The officers called the owner, who arrived on the scene and was reunited with her Toyota Scion, which was in excellent condition, aside from a flat tire.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2008 Toyota Scion in December of 2011 at Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, Louisiana.