Kern County, California Sheriff’s Department Recovers Stolen Toyota Tacoma Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • June 24, 2014
  • recovery stories

When a car, truck, van or motorcycle is stolen, it’s important to recover it quickly. The faster the missing vehicle is found, the less time the thief has to dismantle or damage it. Assisting law enforcement in finding stolen machines quickly is the main purpose of the LoJack® system. In this case, a Toyota Tacoma taken in California is recovered in less than two hours after activation, thanks to the excellent work of local police, with help from LoJack.

On June 4th, 2014, the Toyota’s owner contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. The LoJack transponder concealed in the Tacoma, which was installed at North County Toyota in Anaheim, CA, was then automatically activated.

A short while later, a deputy with the Kern County SD picked up the silent homing signals from the stolen truck on the LoJack tracking computer installed in his patrol vehicle. The Toyota was located in a residential area near Height Road and Gage Avenue in Bakersfield, where it was found parked and abandoned at the side of the road. Deputies retrieved the undamaged Tacoma and soon returned it to its relieved owner.

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