LoJack Aids San Diego Sheriff’s Department in Recovering Stolen Toyota Tacoma, 2 Arrested

  • December 19, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 11, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Toyota Tacoma contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the driveway of his residence in the city of Encinitas.

San Diego County Sheriff’s 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.

Within minutes, deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff’s 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 deputies tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood in the area of Montgomery Avenue in Encinitas.  The deputy approached the Toyota and observed four suspects running from the vehicle.  Two of the suspects were arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.  Stolen property from an earlier vehicle burglary was also recovered inside the stolen Toyota.  

The owner was very happy when San Diego County Sheriff’s contacted him to advise that the vehicle, valued at $16,650, was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Tacoma on May 18, 2009 at Pueblo Toyota in Pueblo, Colorado.