The owners of a 2006 Toyota Corolla contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Industry Station to report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers 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 deputies from the Los Angeles SD 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. They apparently were called off on a priority detail and notified the California Highway Patrol Santa Fe Springs area units. A CHP Santa Fe Springs unit working a special assignment picked up the LoJack signal. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Toyota to Danby and Holbrook in the city of Whittier and located the vehicle parked and occupied by a female adult. She was detained without further incident and booked for driving a motor vehicle without owner’s permission, a felony.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in February 2006 at Kearney Mesa Toyota in San Diego, California.