The owner of a 2006 Toyota Corolla contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen after he left it running with the keys in the ignition outside his residence in the city of San Diego.
The San Diego 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.
Within 9 minutes, officers from the San Diego PD Air unit (ABLE) 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 officers tracked the Toyota to Interstate 8 East Bound and State Route 163 in San Diego. ABLE directed ground units to the area of I-8 and Taylor Street. A traffic stop was made; one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in October 2005 at Claremont Toyota in San Diego, California.