LoJack Helps South Jordan Police Recover Stolen Toyota 4-Runner, Arrest Suspect After Chase

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories
During the late afternoon hours of December 26, 2012 the owners of a 2006 Toyota 4-Runner discovered their SUV stolen from their residence near 700 E. Wilson in Salt Lake City. The owners immediately contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to file a report.  Salt Lake City Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the Utah State and Federal crime computers, which automatically sends out a silent signal throughout the LoJack Tower Network to activate the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota 4-Runner .

A short while later, officers with the South Jordan Police Department began picking up the silent LoJack signal coming from the Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their police vehicles.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle into the nearby city of West Jordan. Police found the vehicle, abandoned in a parking lot near 8925 South 2700 West. The suspect, who had fled on foot into the snow, was quickly located and detained by police. The vehicle was processed at the scene before being returned to the grateful owners.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed on February 25, 2009 by McCord’s Toyota of Vancouver WA.