LoJack® System in Stolen 2018 Lexus R350 assists Portland Police Bureau with Recovery

  • April 18, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

A Portland, Oregon area woman left her 2018 Lexus R350 running to warm up in her driveway on a cold morning.  Just as she walked outside to leave, she saw her vehicle being driven off by an unknown male.  The crime was immediately reported to the Portland Police Bureau who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Lexus. 

Officers in the Portland area heard the fresh stolen vehicle call over the radio and shortly thereafter observed the vehicle being driven recklessly.  An attempt was made to stop the stolen Acura, but the erratic driving of the suspect made it unsafe to continue the pursuit.  Knowing the Acura was equipped with LoJack, pursuing officers backed off and all on duty LoJack trackers were notified.  While on patrol, an officer with the Portland Police Bureau, 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 PTC, the officer was able to track the stolen Acura to a residential neighborhood in the 3300 block of Northeast 89th Avenue, Portland.  The vehicle was unoccupied and had been abandoned on location.

The stolen Acura was later turned over to a very appreciative owner.  The time elapsed from theft to recovery was just under three hours. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Lexus R350 in February 2018 by Lexus of Tacoma, Tacoma, Washington.