This Toyota Tundra was parked at the curb in front of the owner’s residence located in the 1200 block of East 30th Street in Tacoma. It was taken sometime during a nineteen hour period before the theft was discovered.
The theft was reported to the Tacoma Police Department who verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Just five minutes later, a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputy, equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota truck. The deputy located the Toyota parked in a driveway located in the 10700 block of 72nd Avenue Ct East near Puyallup. A witness nearby described the person who parked the truck and observed him go into the residence. Deputies knocked on the door and the suspect as described by the witness answered the door. He was questioned after being advised of his rights. He denied knowing about the stolen truck.
The suspect was booked into jail for the vehicle theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Tundra in March 2007 at Toyota of Puyallup in Washington.