The owners of a Toyota Avalon contacted the Gilbert Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owners advised the police that the Toyota was loaned to a new acquaintance several weeks earlier and not returned. The owners had not been able to locate the acquaintance or the Toyota.
The police 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, officers from the Tempe Police Department 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 Priest Drive and Broadway Road in Tempe.
Officers located the Toyota unoccupied in an apartment complex parking lot. It appeared that the Toyota had been left at this location for several days. The Toyota was recovered and processed for evidence. The Toyota was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Avalon in March 2005 by Camelback Toyota in Phoenix, Arizona.