The owner of a 2015 Lexus LS430 contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen. The owner parked her Lexus in her driveway and when she returned to it found it missing. The owner kept a spare car key in the center console.
The Dallas 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 Lexus.
Later, officers from the Hurst Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Lexus to the 700 block of Edgehill, where they observed it parked in front of a house in the driveway. The license plates belonging to the stolen Lexus had been changed. When officers approached the stolen Lexus, a man and women walked out the front door of the house and were detained. The man had the car keys belonging to the stolen Lexus in his pants pocket. He admitted that he knew the Lexus was stolen. He was arrested. The Lexus was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus LS430 in August 2015 at Sewell Lexus in Dallas, Texas.