LoJack Helps LAPD Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Toyota Camry, 1 Arrested

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On February 13, 2013, the owners of a 2006 Toyota Camry contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.

Glendale 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.

Minutes later, LAPD “Air 16” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen 2006 Toyota on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the flight officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Ruffner Avenue and Valerio Street. LAPD West Valley patrol units responded to the area and observed the vehicle parked and unattended, on the street. The officers monitored the vehicle and observed a male suspect enter the vehicle and drive from the location. Officers conducted a felony traffic stop at Sherman Way and the 405 Freeway. The suspect was taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto without incident.

The vehicle, valued at $13,675, was impounded for evidence.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on September 3, 2005 at North County Toyota in Anaheim, California.