The owner of this Toyota Sienna contacted the Los Angeles Police Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. The officers 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.
Within less than 30 minutes from the activation, flight officers from the Pasadena Police Department Air-PD-1 were alerted to a LoJack signal in the City of Pasadena by the LAPD Air-11. PD-1 responded and picked up the LoJack signal in the area of California Blvd and Arroyo Parkway 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, the flight officers tracked the Toyota south to the 110 Freeway and soon observed the vehicle exiting at Ave 43. The lone Toyota was then observed northbound to La Loma St then observed entering a large market parking lot in the 7300 block of Figueroa Ave. Two suspects exited the Toyota and entered the market. The Pasadena PD ground units responded and soon contacted the passenger, taking him into custody without further incident. They removed him immediately and waited for the driver to exit the market. Shortly after the driver/suspect exited and was taken into custody without further incident. The LAPD officers from Northeast Division responded to that location and assumed the investigation taking both detained suspects into custody.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Toyota in October 2003 at Universal Toyota.