The owners of a 2005 Toyota Sienna contacted the California Highway Patrol Rancho Cordova Area to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim went out from their residence and discovered the Toyota had been stolen from the apartment parking lot.
The CHP 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.
Just 30 minutes later officers from The CHP Air Operations Air-21 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. Air -21 had just finished tracking another Lojack equipped stolen, a 2005 BMW from the N.Sac Area. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to the area of 4th and Santa Cruz Streets in Sacramento. The Air Unit requested ground units respond and directed them in and the ground units observed the stolen Toyota parked and abandoned under a tree in a residential area.
The Toyota did not sustain any damage and the victim was contacted and responded to take possession of their vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in October 2009 by Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, California.