LoJack Helps Eatonville Police Recover Stolen Toyota Tundra, Found Undamaged

  • February 10, 2013
  • recovery stories

A 2007 Toyota Tundra was stolen during the late night to early morning hours of January 17-18 from the owner’s residence in the 33800 block of 50th Avenue East near Eatonville.  The theft was reported to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, who entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

Later that afternoon, an officer with the Eatonville Police Department and a deputy with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Tundra on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  Following audible and visual cues on the LoJack display, they tracked the signal to remote area in rural Pierce County. There, they located the truck, parked out of view behind an abandoned house at 358th Street East & 84th Avenue East, outside of Eatonville.  The truck appeared to be in good condition.  It was impounded for safekeeping and evidence processing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota Tundra in May of 2007 when it was purchased at Toyota of Puyallup.  The approximate value is $21,300.