The owners of a 2007 Lexus GS4 contacted the La Marque Police Department in Texas to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front their home overnight near I-45.
The La Marque 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.
One Suspect Arrested
Four hours later troopers from the Louisiana State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus 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 troopers tracked the Lexus as it traveled east on I-12 into St. Tammany Parish. The troopers conducted a felony vehicle stop as the Lexus pulled off the interstate onto Hwy 21 into a gas station. The troopers found that the license plate had been swapped in an attempt to hide the fact the Lexus was stolen. The driver was arrested and held on charges relative to possession of a stolen vehicle.
The stolen Lexus was recovered within hours of being reported stolen in Texas, 370 miles from the theft location, in great shape. The Lexus was placed in police storage until the owner could pick it up.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus GS4 in May 2007 at Lexus Kearny Mesa in San Diego, California.