A resident called the Washington County Sheriff’s Office when he discovered his Toyota truck was stolen during the prior evening. The Washington County SO 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.
Approximately one hour after activating the LoJack, the Portland Police Bureau officers picked up the silent LoJack signal transmitting from the 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 24400 block of Sandy Boulevard in Wood Village. It was located abandoned with minor damage and was returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Toyota Tundra in July 2002 at Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, California.