LoJack Aids Gresham Police in Recovery of Toyota Tacoma Pickup Stolen in Portland

  • October 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 3, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck contacted the Portland Police Bureau to report vehicle stolen. According to the owner, it was stolen from an apartment complex in the 13700 block of SE Division Street sometime after 5:00 p.m. that day. Portland Police verified the theft and entered the VIN into the NCIC stolen vehicle database.  This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Minutes later, a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office sergeant received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer located the vehicle in the parking lot of a food store in the 2500 block of SE First Street in Gresham. 

Gresham Police responded to handle the recovery. The only obvious damage was to the center console. The vehicle was returned to the owner after it was processed for fingerprint evidence.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck in June of 2007 at Beaverton Toyota, when it was purchased as a used vehicle.