LoJack Helps Lehigh County Police Recover Stolen Toyota Solara

  • January 2, 2013
  • recovery stories
In the early hours of Saturday, December 15, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Toyota Solora contacted the Easton Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.

The responding officer verified the theft and had the Toyota’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

The members of the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Solara on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their unmarked police cars. As they arrived in Easton to conduct a sweep for the stolen vehicle, the sergeant in command of the Task Force received information that a Wilson Borough Police Department vehicle was also picking up the vehicle’s signal. The Task Force came to assist the Wilson officers: following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the investigators quickly located the stolen vehicle in the area of 700 Wilkes Barre Street. The investigators approached the subject vehicle and determined that it was unoccupied. The investigators placed the vehicle under surveillance for a period of time, but were not able to locate any suspects. The Toyota was recovered, the owner was notified, and the incident remains under investigation by the members of the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force.                                

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2007 Toyota Solara on  December 11, 2009 at Muller Toyota in Clinton, New Jersey.