LoJack Helps Visalia Police Recover Stolen Lexus IS300, One Suspect Arrested

  • March 20, 2013
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On January 26, 2013, the owner of a 2001 Lexus contacted the Visalia Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Visalia Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Lexus.

A little less than 3 hours later, an officer from the Visalia Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Lexus on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to a residential area near the 2700 block of Laura Avenue. The officer spotted the vehicle at a residence and noted that it was occupied by an adult male suspect. The officer removed the suspect from the vehicle and detained him. The suspect was later arrested and booked for possession of stolen property as well as vehicle theft charges.

The vehicle was recovered intact, suffering only minor damage; it was released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this 2001 Lexus at Lexus of Sacramento, California in May of 2005. This vehicle is valued at $10,100.