The owners of a 2005 Toyota Sequoia contacted the Santa Ana Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen by a family member.
The Santa Ana 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 the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Airship Duke 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, Airship Duke tracked the Toyota to Bristol and Segerstrom in the city of Santa Ana. Airship Duke notified the Santa Ana PD that they were tracking the stolen Toyota. The Santa Ana PD patrol officers responded to the area and located the Toyota in a fast food parking lot with the named suspect in the vehicle. The suspect was detained and the victim was contacted by the Santa Ana PD. The victim told the officers that she still desired prosecution.
The suspect was arrested and transported to the Santa Ana PD where he was questioned. The suspect told the officers he took the Toyota and planned to live in it.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sequoia in December 2004 at Tustin Toyota in California.