LASD Deputies Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, Arrest One, Thanks to LoJack

  • October 8, 2012
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On September 14, 2012, the owners of a 2011 Toyota Camry contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Valley Division to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

LAPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

A short while later, deputies from the LASD-Santa Clarita Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputies tracked and located the vehicle parked in a garage of a private residence located on Mason Court, in the City of Saugus.  Deputies conducted an investigation at the location, and were able to recover the stolen vehicle and take one suspect into custody for auto theft-related charges. The vehicle, valued at $22,400, was recovered and impounded for safe keeping.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Camry on August 7, 2011 at Hamer Toyota in Mission Hills, California.