The owner of a Toyota Tacoma contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen while parked in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego 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.
Within five minutes, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota Tacoma 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 deputies tracked the Toyota to a residential neighborhood located in the 200 block of Orlando Street in the city of El Cajon. A traffic stop was initiated; one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tacoma in July 2002 at Bob Baker Toyota in Lemon Grove, California.