The owners of a 2007 Toyota Tundra contacted the Oxnard Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their dealer lot along with two other vehicles.
The Oxnard 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.
Eight (8) minutes later, patrol officers from the Ventura Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to a parking lot in the area of the 4700 Block of Telegraph Road. Witnesses at the scene pointed out the driver of the stolen Toyota to officers. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident. Investigation revealed that the keys were left with the Toyota.
The Toyota was released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in December 2007 at Fletcher Jones Toyota in Las Vegas, Nevada.