LoJack Aids San Diego Air & Ground Units in Recovery of Stolen Toyota Camry, 1 Arrested

  • December 3, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 23, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Toyota Camry contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from a residential area in the city of Vista, California.

San Diego County deputies 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.

Minutes later, officers from the Escondido Police Department and San Diego County Sheriff’s air unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Camry on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopter.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a commercial parking lot in the area of East Grand Avenue in Escondido. There, the officers observed a suspect as he exited the stolen Toyota.  The suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.  The suspect had previously been arrested for vehicle theft and other related crimes.  

The owner was very happy when Escondido Police contacted her to advise that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Toyota Camry was valued at approximately $25,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota, Camry on July 3, 2012 at Toyota of Escondido, Inc. in Escondido, California.