The owners of a 2015 Toyota Corolla contacted the Houston Police Department to report that their vehicle was taken at gunpoint when they stopped at the stop sign in the 3900 block of Anderson road. Two suspects opened the door and pointed a pistol at the owner and demanded his Toyota.
The Houston 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 Corolla.
A short while later officers from the Houston PD 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 signal to an abandoned house 4900 block of Hollow Way Drive. As they arrived they observed three males and one female walking away. All four were detained and questioned. Officers also checked a Dodge SUV that was on scene and found it to be reported stolen to the Houston PD. Officers also obtained prints from both vehicles.
Two of the males were charged in the theft of the Toyota Corolla and transported downtown for booking. The other male and female were arrested and charged in the theft of the Dodge and also transported downtown.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in May 2015 at Mike Calvert Toyota in Houston, Texas.