The owners of a 2014 Toyota Rav4 contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Toyota was parked in front of their residence and when they went to go to work the next morning it was missing.
The Sacramento 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 California Highway Patrol Air Ops, H-20, 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 McClellan Business Park near Watt and Madison. The officers requested the assistance of ground units and the Sacramento Sheriffs responded to the area. The units all tracked the signal, located the Toyota parked and abandoned between two large aircraft hangers.
The Toyota was towed for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Rav4 in June 2014 at Roseville Toyota in California.