LoJack Aids Orange County Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Toyota Corolla, Driver Arrested

  • September 10, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 14, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Toyota Corolla contacted La Habra Police Department to report his vehicle had been stolen.

La Habra 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.

Minutes later, a Canine deputy from the Orange County Sheriff’s (North Operations) was on patrol with his Canine partner in a marked police unit that was equipped with a LoJack tracking unit.  As he reached the area of Beach Boulevard and Balsa Street in the city of Westminster, he observed a female suspect driving the stolen Toyota. He followed the vehicle and, with the assistance of two assisting deputies, executed a felony traffic stop, taking the driver into custody without further incident. The suspect apparently had two outstanding warrants for her arrest, including Assault and Prostitution. She was later booked for Driving a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent, and on the outstanding warrants.  The vehicle was later returned to its owner, undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in July of 2001 at Whittier Toyota.