The owner of a 2017 Lexus IS200 contacted the California Highway Patrol to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner advised she had left her vehicle with a mechanic in the town of Maxwell, but we she attempted to contact him he would not return her calls. After numerous attempts to contact him by phone over several days, she then went to the location where she had left her vehicle and found both her vehicle and the mechanic to be gone.
The California Highway Patrol verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2017 Lexus IS200.
A short time later, a Butte County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant was in the town of Willows (Glenn County), when he was alerted to the stolen Lexus by means of the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The Sergeant notified the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department, and then began tracking the stolen Lexus. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Lexus was tracked and was found parked in front of residence in the 600 block of South Murdoch Avenue. Deputies made contact at the residence and the mechanic who had taken the vehicle was arrested. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Department is handling the arrest of the suspect.
The stolen Lexus IS200 was recovered by the Glenn County Sheriff’s Department and the vehicle was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2017 Lexus IS200 in November of 2016, at Lexus of Sacramento, in Sacramento, CA.