LoJack Helps Fresno Police Recover Stolen Toyota RAV4, Arrest Driver for Theft

  • September 25, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 11, 2012, the owner of a 2002 Toyota RAV4 contacted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from in front of her residence. Fresno County 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 vehicle.

A short while later, an officer with the Fresno Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the moving vehicle to the vicinity of Blackstone and Ashlan in northeast Fresno. There, the officer located the vehicle and began following it. When backup units arrived, the officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the female driver for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The Toyota, valued at $9,400, was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota RAV4 in June of 2002 by Toyota of Riverside in Riverside, California.