Oxnard Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, Suspect Arrested After Pursuit

  • February 11, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 26, 2012, the owners of a 2003 Toyota Camry contacted the Oxnard Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

Oxnard Police 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.

A short time later, detectives picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen 2003 Toyota on their Portable Police Tracking Computer.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the detectives tracked the vehicle to the area of ”G” Street and Elm Street. There, the detectives located the vehicle parked in an alleyway and monitored it from a distance.

Before long, the suspect was observed entering the vehicle and driving from the location. An Oxnard Police Department patrol unit attempted to stop the vehicle. The suspect failed to comply, and a short vehicle pursuit ensued. The suspect stopped the vehicle, and attempted to walk away, but was taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto without further incident.

The vehicle was released to the happy owner. The value of this recovery is estimated at $9,300. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on November 14, 2002 at Toyota of Oxnard in Oxnard, California.