Milton Police Recover Toyota RAV4 Stolen in Kent, Washington, Suspect Arrested

  • September 18, 2012
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On August 13, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Toyota RAV4 SUV contacted the Kent Police Department to report the theft of the vehicle.  It was stolen sometime during an eleven-day period from a parking lot in the 8000 block of South 216th Street in Kent while the owner was away on business. Kent Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Just eight minutes later, officers with the Milton Police Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers quickly tracked the vehicle to the 600 block of 11th Avenue, where they conducted a felony stop.  The driver of the car was taken into custody, and the undamaged vehicle, valued at approximately $11,000, was recovered.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle in September of 2003 at Toyota of Seattle when it was purchased new.