The owner of a 2007 Toyota Avalon contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen. The owner had pulled into the parking lot of a business in the 4600 block of South Maryland Parkway, got out of her Toyota and left it running as she was just dropping something off inside of the business. When the owner returned to her Toyota she found it missing.
A police officer 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.
15 minutes later officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan PD as well as troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the officers and troopers tracked the Toyota to the 8300 block of Montgomery Street where they found it mobile and occupied by one male. A felony car stop was conducted and the male was taken safely into custody. The male admitted to stealing the Toyota and was arrested for the theft. The Toyota was recovered and returned back to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Avalon in October 2007 at Auto Nation Toyota in Las Vegas, Nevada.