LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Golden Gate Division Investigative Services Unit Recover Stolen 2014 Toyota Tundra Pickup and Arrest Suspects

  • October 1, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup contacted the Vacaville Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner advised the vehicle was taken from the driveway of their residence when it was briefly left unattended while warming up.

The Vacaville Police 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 Tundra pickup.

A short while later, a vehicle theft investigator with the California Highway Patrol’s Investigative Services Unit was working in the city of Fairfield, when he was directed to the stolen vehicle by the silent LoJack signal received 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 stolen Toyota Tundra was tracked to the parking lot of a grocery store on Waterman Boulevard.  Surveillance was established on the stolen vehicle, and within a few minutes, two juveniles exited the store and got into the stolen vehicle.  The subjects were stopped and taken into custody when they attempted to drive out of the parking lot.

The stolen Toyota Tundra pickup was recovered by the CHP and the owner responded to the scene to retrieve their vehicle.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup in November of 2017, at Roseville Toyota, in Roseville, CA.