LoJack® System Helps New Mexico State Police Recover a Stolen Toyota Camry, One in Custody!

  • November 4, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2016 Toyota Camry contacted the Boynton Police Department in Florida to report the vehicle was stolen.  The owner advised a coworker approached her at work, took her vehicle keys and stole her Toyota Camry.  The Boynton 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 Camry.

A few days after the activation, officers with the New Mexico State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camry with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles.  The Camry was determined to be traveling westbound along Interstate 40 passing through Albuquerque, then through Grants. The stolen Toyota exited Interstate 40 at Gallup.  A New Mexico State Police officer followed the stolen Camry until backup officers from the Gallup Police Department arrived in the area to assist.

Officers initiated a high-risk traffic stop with the stolen Camry and the driver pulled over.  Officers made contact with the driver and he ultimately exited the vehicle.  The driver was taken into custody and identified as the original auto theft offender.  The Camry was recovered, processed for evidence and towed from the scene for safe keeping.  The offender was booked for auto theft related charges.  This concluded his nearly 2,000 mile road trip prior to reaching his unknown destination and instead diverted him to the local jail.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in December 2015 at Palm Beach Toyota in West Palm Beach, Florida.