The owners of a 2010 Toyota Sienna contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The LAPD 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 later, the LAPD Devonshire Division patrol officers 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 the area of the 9300 block of Tampa Ave. The officers observed the Toyota parked with the suspect inside the vehicle. The officers took the suspect into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Toyota was released to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in November 2009 at Hamer Toyota in Mission Hills, California.