The owner of a 2002 Toyota Tacoma pickup contacted the Vallejo Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Vallejo 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 2002 Toyota Tacoma.
short while later, investigators with the Solano County Auto Theft Task Force
were working in the city of Vacaville,
when they were alerted to the stolen Toyota Tacoma by means of the silent LoJack
signal from the stolen vehicle with the LoJack
Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and
aircraft. Following the
directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen vehicle was tracked to
the parking lot of a residential area at Mariposa Avenue and Amarola Street,
where the vehicle was found parked, unoccupied at the curb. Surveillance was established on the vehicle
but the suspect(s) did not return.
The stolen Toyota Tacoma was recovered by the Solano County Auto Task Force and the undamaged vehicle was released back the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Toyota Tacoma in August of 2002, at Toyota of Vallejo, in Vallejo, CA.