The owners of a Toyota Camry contacted the Pueblo Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action on the part of law enforcement automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Later officers with the Pueblo PD picked up the silent LoJack signal coming from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The stolen Toyota was occupied and the suspect driver fled from officers a number of times but no pursuit was initiated due to the danger to the public and the suspect’s reckless and criminal disregard for the property and safety of others.
A short time later officers followed the LoJack signal and located the freshly abandoned Camry at the rear of an apartment building in the 2200 block of Jerry Murray Road.
Detectives conducted a surveillance on the Toyota for a period of time to see if the suspects would return but when they did not, the car was processed for evidence and was later returned to the happy owners. The Toyota was undamaged. It is likely that the current owners were unaware that the used car they bought came with the benefit of LoJack to affect a quick recovery before the car could be used in other crimes, damaged, stripped or never recovered at all.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in April 2007 at Phil Long European Imports in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the request of the first owner of the Camry.