Yuba City Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Toyota Tacoma, Arrest 2 Suspects

  • September 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 19, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Toyota Tacoma discovered that unknown person(s) had stolen his vehicle from his residence, and contacted the California Highway Patrol to report the theft. After verifying the theft, CHP officers entered the Toyota’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Later that evening, officers with the Yuba City Police and the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department both began to receive the silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen Tacoma to the dead end of Winship Road in Yuba City. The vehicle was occupied by two suspects, who were taken into custody without incident. Both suspects were transported to the Sutter County Jail and booked for auto theft and receiving stolen property.  

The vehicle was towed and stored, to be released to the owner later. The recovered vehicle’s estimated value is $25,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tacoma in June of 2008 at Yuba City Toyota.