The owners of a 2013 Toyota Avalon contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The LAPD 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.
A short time later, officers from the LAPD-Pacific Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the on board LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol and air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to the area of the 143 block of Lincoln. The Toyota was parked at the curb and was unoccupied. The officers observed the named suspect, walking away from the reported stolen Toyota. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Toyota was released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota in July 2014 at Toyota of Oxnard in Oxnard, California.