LoJack® System Helps Law Enforcement Recover Stolen Toyota Corolla

  • February 23, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2008 Toyota Corolla 4-door sedan contacted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen in an armed carjacking. While the owner of the Toyota was vacuuming their car of their home, three subjects approached the owner. One subject pulled a semi-automatic pistol and demanded that the owner back away from the Toyota. The owner’s daughter came out of the house and chased after her father’s Toyota. A little further down the block the daughter was able to grab hold of the passenger door. The subject drove off with the daughter still holding onto the door. Soon the driver of the Toyota pointed the gun at the daughter. At that point the daughter let go of the door, where upon she fell to the pavement suffering minor abrasions to her foot. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.

Later that afternoon while on routine patrol on MLK Parkway a Jacksonville Sheriff’s officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Corolla on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Corolla by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the Corolla to the backyard of a house in the 600 block of West 16th Street. The Corolla was recovered, processed for evidence, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2008 Toyota Corolla in November 2007 at Route 22 Toyota Inc. in Hillside, New Jersey.