LoJack Helps Snohomish County Deputies Recover Stolen Toyota FJ Cruiser, Juvenile Suspect Arrested

  • October 1, 2012
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On the morning of September 3, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser was unloading items from his vehicle in the 23300 block of 84th Avenue West near Edmonds.  While the owner was inside his house, a thief climbed into his vehicle and drove away.  The owner immediately contacted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to report the vehicle stolen.  Snohomish County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. This process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Minutes later, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Everett Police Department officers 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 on the LoJack computer, the Everett Police officers observed the Toyota being driven by a juvenile female driver. The officers conducted a felony stop, and took the suspect into custody, with the help of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota FJ  in May of 2010 when it was purchased at Titus Will Toyota.   The approximate value of the recovery is $28,000