The owners of a 2016 Toyota Camry contacted the Auburn Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated they parked their Toyota in a parking lot and when they returned the next day they discovered the vehicle had been stolen.
The Auburn PD 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.
Just over two hours later and 100 miles away, deputies from the San Joaquin 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 a motel parking lot near 2nd Street and El Dorado Street in the city of Stockton. The deputies observed a male suspect walking away from the Toyota. They stopped this individual and observed he had keys to the Toyota in his hand. After questioning him he admitted to stealing the Toyota and driving it to Stockton. He was arrested for auto theft and booked into the county jail.
The Toyota was towed and stored to be released later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in December 2015 at Roseville Toyota in California.