LoJack® System in Lexus IS3 assists Pierce County Sheriff’s Department with Recovery of Tacoma Police Department Stolen Vehicle within Minutes of Activation

  • December 21, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2016 Lexus IS3 was about to leave for work when she realized her vehicle had been stolen from the driveway of her residence in Tacoma, Washington.  The vehicle had been locked and secured the evening prior.  The victim had no idea how her vehicle could have been stolen.  She immediately called the Tacoma Police Department to report the theft. The theft was verified and the Lexus was entered as stolen into the state and federal crime computers.  This automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the vehicle.

Shortly after the stolen vehicle activation, a Deputy with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department received a LoJack hit on his Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Utilizing the audible and visual signals of the LoJack® PTC, the deputy was able to navigate and find the stolen Lexus in a residential area of unincorporated Pierce County, Washington. The Lexus was unoccupied and undamaged upon the recovery.  A very thankful owner responded to the scene and retrieved her vehicle causing little disruption in her schedule and before the vehicle could be stripped, damaged or used in any additional crimes.

The total time elapsed from stolen vehicle entry to recovery and deactivation was only 38 minutes.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus was installed in October of 2015 by Lexus of Bellevue in Washington.