LoJack Aids Sonoma Sheriff’s Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Toyota Corolla, Arrest of One Suspect

  • December 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 23, 2012, the owner of 2003 Toyota Corolla was visiting relatives for the Thanksgiving holiday in Eureka, California. During the early morning hours, a thief stole the car. Eureka Police verified the crime information and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

Less than two hours later and several hundred miles south of Eureka, CA, deputies with the Sonoma Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.  Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the deputies stopped the moving stolen Toyota in Santa Rosa and arrested the driver. The undamaged Toyota was impounded until the owner could respond to Santa Rosa to recover his car.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla on July 15, 2005 at Stevens Creek Toyota in San Jose, California.