LoJack® System Helps Law Enforcement Recover a Stolen 2009 Toyota Sienna

  • June 8, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2009 Toyota Sienna van drove their van to a strip shopping center. They parked the van and went inside of a store to go shopping. When they came out they discovered their van missing. They contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers.

Shortly after activation while on routine patrol, a Miami-Dade PD officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Sienna van on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The officer began tracking the stolen Toyota by following the directional and audible cues on the PTC screen. The van drove out of range for the officer when a Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked it up, then a Miami Gardens Police Department officer picked it up. All the officers tracked the Toyota. The Toyota was eventually located abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex around Sherman Circle, Miramar. The Miramar Police Department responded to recover the Toyota. The van was towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping and removed from state and federal crime information computer systems.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Toyota Sienna in November 2010 at West Kendall Toyota in Miami, Florida.