The owners of a 2012 Scion tC contacted the New Orleans Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front their residence in Mid-City overnight.
The owner related to the officers that she was unloading some items from her Scion late in the evening and may have dropped the keys returning to her Mid-City residence.
The New Orleans 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 Scion.
A few hours later deputies from the St Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Scion 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 Scion as it was being driven around the city of Slidell. The officers tracked the Scion to an apartment complex near Gause Blvd and Robert Road where a felony vehicle stop was conducted. Upon stopping the stolen Scion the three occupants fled on foot but were apprehended. The three arrested subjects were charged with possession of the stolen Scion and flight from officers. The officers found that the license plate was removed from the rear display area. Upon inspecting the Scion for impound the deputies discovered the key in the car and the license plate hidden under the floor mat. The Scion tC was in great shape and was placed in a storage yard until the owner could pick it up.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2012 Scion tC in December 2012 at Lakeside Toyota in Metairie, Louisiana.