LoJack Helps Sacramento Deputies Recover Lexus ES350 Stolen Overnight in Rancho Cordova

  • September 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of August 18, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Lexus ES350 awoke to discover that his vehicle had been stolen sometime during the previous night. The victim contacted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Rancho Cordova to report the theft. The victim indicated to police that he thought a family member, who had been banished from the house earlier in the week, might have returned during the night and taken the vehicle.

After verifying the theft, CHP officers had the vehicle’s information ntered into the California Stolen Vehicle System, as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Transponder, because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Minutes later, deputies with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department began to receive the silent signal from the LoJack transponder on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues from the LoJack computers, they tracked and located the vehicle, parked and abandoned in the 8400 Block of Hidden View Circle.

The vehicle, valued at $40,000, was recovered in good condition. The deputies contacted the owner, who responded to the location and drove his vehicle home.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus ES350 a few months earlier, in May of 2012, at Lexus of Sacramento.