LoJack® System Helps Oklahoma City Police Department Recover a Stolen Toyota Corolla Within Minutes One in Custody

  • November 10, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2009 Toyota Corolla contacted the Oklahoma City Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.  The owner had left the Toyota Corolla running, unlocked and parked in the driveway.  A thief took advantage of this opportunity and absconded with the Toyota.  The Oklahoma City 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 Corolla.

Approximately 9 minutes after the activation, officers with the Oklahoma City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Corolla with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the silent and directional cues from the PTC, the Corolla was tracked and contact was made with the driver.  The driver decided to run on foot to evade capture but failed in his attempt as he was quickly apprehended.  The Corolla was recovered and towed from the scene while the offender was provided alternate transportation by Oklahoma City PD.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in December 2008 at Red McCombs Toyota in San Antonio, Texas.