The owners of a 2002 Toyota Sienna contacted the Anaheim Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The Anaheim 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 Toyota.
A short while later officers from the Santa Ana 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 a residential area of Santa Ana. The tracking officer located the Toyota traveling on a residential street and began to follow the vehicle until assisting officers could arrive. The Toyota was occupied by a male driver and female passenger. When the assisting officers arrived they initiated a traffic stop and the suspects yielded in a gas station. As the Toyota was stopping in the parking lot the officers saw a white object being tossed out the passenger window. The officers recovered that item which turned out to be methamphetamine. The driver and passenger were detained and the driver was determined to be a documented gang member. Both the driver and passenger were arrested. The undamaged Toyota was recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in June 2002 at Toyota of Whittier in California.