The owners of a 2007 Lexus LS460 contacted the Irvine Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The Irvine PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus.
A short while later officers from the Garden Grove Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus 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 Lexus to a hotel on Lampson Avenue in the city of Garden Grove. The officers found the Lexus parked and unoccupied. The officers set up a surveillance of the Lexus in an effort to detain someone returning to the Lexus. One of the officers developed information which led them to one of the motel rooms. The officers made contact with a male inside the room. The officers were able to tie the male to the stolen Lexus and arrested the subject. The undamaged Lexus was recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus LS460 in April 2007 by Tustin Lexus in California.