A 2003 Toyota Matrix was stolen from a Used Auto Dealer in the Nashville area. After realizing that the Toyota had been stolen, the owners of the dealership contacted the Nashville Metro Police Department to report the theft of their vehicle.
The Nashville Metro 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.
Later that day, an officer with the Nashville Metro PD while on routine patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the Toyota to a residential area of the city.
At the time it was located, the Toyota was unoccupied, however a suspect was developed and a warrant was secured for their arrest. The undamaged Toyota was impounded for safekeeping.
The Nashville Metro PD Auto Theft Division will be conducting the follow up investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2003 Toyota Matrix in March 2002 at Herb Chambers Toyota in Boston, Massachusetts.