The owners of a 2016 Toyota Rav4 contacted the Roseville Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim returned home and discovered her residence had been burglarized and the suspects fled the scene with the victim’s Toyota which had been parked in the garage.
The Roseville 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.
A short while later, and 100 miles away, officers from the Stockton Police Department 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 the residential area of Channel St and Airport Rd in the city of Stockton. The officer observed the Toyota being driven by a female suspect. A felony traffic stop was initiated and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. After questioning, the suspect was arrested and booked for auto theft and receiving stolen property. The suspect has prior arrests for auto theft and burglary.
The Toyota was towed for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Rav4 in March 2016 at Roseville Toyota in California.