The owners of a 2008 Toyota Camry contacted the California Highway Patrol Sonoma Area office to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated they came home and discovered their Toyota had been stolen while they were out.
The CHP 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 Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department 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. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the Toyota to the 800 block of 2nd street in Modesto. The deputies observed a male suspect driving the Toyota and when back up deputies arrived they conducted a felony traffic stop and took the male driver into custody without incident.
The suspect has prior arrests for auto theft and drug violations.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in February 2008 at Bingham Toyota in Clovis, California.