Springfield Police Use LoJack to Recover Toyota Corolla Stolen in Newark, One Arrested

  • December 4, 2012
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On November 11, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Toyota Corolla contacted the Newark Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from in front of her office on Lyons Avenue in the city of Newark. As she was exiting the vehicle, an unknown male jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away. The owner called the LoJack Customer Service Desk to advise LoJack of the theft.

The Newark Police Department 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 time later, a patrol officer from the Springfield Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to a shopping center parking lot. When he located the vehicle, it was still occupied. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Toyota Corolla on April 13, 2006 at Route 1 Toyota in Avenel, New Jersey