Tulsa Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Toyota Avalon, Found Abandoned

  • March 30, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 26, 2013, the owner of a 2001 Toyota Avalon contacted the Tulsa Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of E. Seminole Place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activates the LoJack transponder concealed in the Toyota.

A short while later, an officer with the Tulsa Police Department’s Gilcrease Division picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to track and locate the stolen vehicle quickly.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC, the officer was able to quickly locate the stolen Toyota in the 1100 block of E. 26th Place North. The vehicle, valued at  $7,000, was found abandoned in the front yard of an unoccupied residence and returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota on December 8, 2000 at Don McGill Toyota in Houston, Texas.