LoJack Helps Houston Police Recover Stolen Toyota Corolla, Arrest One for Theft

  • November 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 24, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla contacted the Houston Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen overnight from a residential driveway in Houston.

Houston Police 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, officers from the Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked and located the parked vehicle in an apartment parking lot. Officers observed the vehicle for a period of time, and when a subject entered the vehicle, they made an arrest without incidence. The district attorney advised officers to file charges, and the suspect was transported downtown to the detention center.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla on September 2009 at Champion Toyota—Gulf Freeway in Houston, Texas.