San Diego Deputies Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Toyota Tundra, Arrest Suspect Multiple Charges

  • December 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 15, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Toyota Tundra contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of Santee.

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.

A short while later, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Toyota Tundra on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to a mobile home park located in the 255 block of East Bradley Street in the city of El Cajon.  The deputies identified a male as the suspect. He was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, operating under the influence of controlled substance and pending felony warrants.  

The owner was very happy when San Diego County deputies contacted him to advise that the Toyota, valued at $10,475, was recovered undamaged. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tundra on May 23, 2003 at Toyota of San Diego in San Diego.