The owners of a 2007 Toyota Camry contacted the Westminster Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen from their residence. The victims believed they knew who took the Toyota and provided the police with that information.
The Westminster PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
A short while later the Orange County Sheriff’s Department airship Duke picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Airship Duke tracked the Toyota to the area of 1st Street and Newhope Street in the city of Santa Ana. Airship Duke contacted the Santa Ana Police Department and advised them of their location. The Santa Ana PD patrol officers responded to the area and located the unoccupied Toyota in a motel parking lot. The Santa Ana PD officers contacted three subjects walking through the parking lot. Through that contact the officers learned the named suspect was staying in a room at the motel. The officers made contact with the named suspect and found her in possession of the key to the stolen Toyota. The Santa Ana PD officers arrested the suspect for the theft of the Toyota and additionally charged her with drug and drug paraphernalia possession.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in February 2008 at Enterprise in Huntington Beach, California.