LoJack Helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Locate Toyota “Stolen” in Domestic Dispute

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 6, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Toyota Highlander contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) to report that their vehicle was stolen from the garage of their private residence in CharlotteThe owner’s ex-spouse had come to the home the evening of Friday, January 4th and was allowed to stay through Saturday.  The owner went to sleep early on Saturday evening; upon awakening the following morning, the owner discovered the vehicle’s spare vehicle key, the Toyota Highlander, and the ex-spouse were gone. 

CMPD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Minutes later, CMPD officers were directed by the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network back to the victim’s residence.  Upon discovering the Toyota Highlander parked at the residence, officers questioned the victim as to how and who had brought the vehicle to the home.  The victim stated that the ex-spouse had just driven up in the vehicle and went walking down the street.  A canvas of the neighborhood was made and the suspect was located.  Returning the suspect to the victim’s home, a brief investigation revealed that the case was domestic in nature, and not criminal.  The ex-spouse was given notice of being banned from the property; no one has been charged in this alleged crime.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Highlander on September 23, 2011 at Toyota Scion of Concord.