Seattle Police Use LoJack to Recover Toyota Corolla Stolen in Portland, One Arrested

  • January 24, 2013
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On December 30, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Toyota Corolla reported the theft of the vehicle to the Portland Police Bureau. According to the owner, it was stolen sometime during the afternoon hours from an alley behind a residence in the 4100 block of NE Broadway Street.  Portland Police Bureau verified the theft and entered the VIN into the NCIC stolen vehicle database.  This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Less than five minutes later, an officer with the Seattle Police Department received the silent signal transmitting from the stolen Toyota on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  He followed the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer and located the vehicle being driven in the 1000 block of Lakeview Boulevard East.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver placed under arrest.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in April of 2008 at Gresham Toyota when it was purchased as a new car.