The owner of a 2018 Toyota Highlander contacted the California Highway Patrol to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The owner advised responding officers the vehicle was taken from the driveway of their residence on Donovan Drive in the unincorporated area of Carmichael. 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 2018 Toyota Highlander.
A short time later, an investigator with the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force (SacCATTs) was working in the Carmichael area when he picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota using the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the officer tracked the stolen Toyota Highlander and found it parked and unoccupied at the curb in the 5200 block of Acorn Way.
The stolen Toyota Highlander was recovered by the task force investigator and the vehicle was released to the very happy owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Toyota Highlander in January of 2018, at Roseville Toyota, in Roseville, CA.