The owner of this Toyota contacted the Bakersfield Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from their residence during the night. The Bakersfield Police Department 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.
Less than 10 minutes after the LoJack was activated, a deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputy tracked the vehicle to the vicinity of Norris Road and Freeway 99 in Oildale. The officer located the vehicle unoccupied and abandoned on the side of the road in a residential area. The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Toyota in December 2012 at Bill Wright Toyota in Bakersfield, California.