The owners of a 2007 Toyota Matrix contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The LAPD 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.
Eight (8) minutes later, patrol officers from the LAPD Hollywood Division 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, the officers tracked the Toyota to the area of Lexington and Cherokee. The officers conducted a traffic stop and took the suspect into custody for auto theft related charges. The suspect was named on the original crime report.
The Toyota was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota in February 2007 at David Wilsons South Bay Toyota in Gardena, California.