LoJack System Helps Essex County Sheriff’s Department Recover a Stolen 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck

  • April 19, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck contacted the Irvington Police Department to report that while he was unloading his truck in front of his house in Irvington, someone jumped into the vehicle and drove off. The keys were in the vehicle and the engine was running.

 The Irvington 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 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck.       

A short while later officers from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to an abandoned home on State Street in the City of East Orange, where the vehicle was located in the rear yard.  The vehicle was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck in May of 2018 at Route 1Toyota in Hillside, N.J.