LoJack Helps LASD Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, 2 Arrested Following Foot Chase

  • September 11, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 19, 2012, the owner of a 2005 Toyota Camry contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the street out of Lynwood, California. LASD deputies 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 Toyota.

A short while later, LASD Compton Station deputies picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the signal to Lynwood Road and Lewis Street, where they observed the vehicle being driven by one male suspect with another male passenger. The deputies requested back-up units to conduct a traffic stop. The suspects drove a short distance, then suddenly exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but were soon taken into custody. The suspects were arrested for 10851 VC (Driving without Owners Consent) and a variety of other charges.

The vehicle, valued at $15,500, was recovered with severe traffic accident damage.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Toyota Camry in July of 2005 at Longo Toyota.