The owner of a 1997 Toyota Camry contacted the Glendora Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. Officers 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 short while later officers from Glendora PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota Camry with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Pasadena PD Air-PD1 overheard the radio broadcast and responded to assist. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to the 590 block of Sierra Madre Blvd and identified that property as the source of the signal.
Glendora officers were able to obtain a night time search warrant for the location which was an abandoned HUD house. Assisted by PD1, they located the stolen Toyota Camry inside a garage to the rear of the property. In addition they contacted a male adult who was on Parole for Robbery inside the house and arrested him for Parole Violation in addition to vehicle theft and possession of drugs. A second vehicle parked in the driveway was found to have a punched ignition. That vehicle was seized under the search warrant and held as a possible unreported stolen 90’s Honda.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry at Longo Toyota in July 1997.