owners of a 2003 Toyota 4Runner contacted the Phoenix Police Department to
report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys from the parking lot of a
business. The owner left the vehicle
running with the keys in the ignition while inside the building. The Phoenix
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.
Seven minutes later troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol and officers from the Phoenix Police Department and the Tolleson Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota 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 troopers and officers tracked the vehicle to 79th Avenue and McDowell Road, approximately seven miles from where it was stolen from.
Arizona Highway Patrol troopers located the stolen Toyota occupied on a side
street. The suspect was observed
sleeping in the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle. The
suspect was detained without incident and arrested by Phoenix Police Department
officers for the theft of the vehicle. The Toyota was returned to the owners in
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota 4Runner in March 2003, at Big Two Toyota-Scion of Chandler, Chandler, Arizona.