LoJack System Helps Sacramento Sheriff’s Department Air Operations Recover Stolen Toyota Avalon

  • June 22, 2017
  • recovery stories


The owners of a 2016 Toyota Avalon contacted the California Highway Patrol North Sacramento Area to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim discovered the Toyota stolen when they came out from a business and the vehicle was missing from a parking lot.

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.

Less than 10 minutes later deputies from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, Air Operations, Star-6 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. The deputies requested ground units respond to assist. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the Toyota to the 8500 block of Thys Ct in Sacramento. The deputies then observed the Toyota parked and abandoned on the street.

The Toyota was towed and stored for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Avalon in December 2015 at Roseville Toyota in California.