LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Air Operations and Oakland Police Department Recover Stolen 2009 Lexus RX350

  • May 8, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2009 Lexus RX350 contacted the Emeryville Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised the vehicle was taken without permission by an acquaintance after an argument. The Emeryville 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 Lexus R350

A short while later, officers with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit in a fixed wing aircraft were flying over the city of Oakland when they were alerted to the stolen Lexus by the silent LoJack signal received 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 Lexus was tracked to Favor Street at 70th Avenue, where it was observed parked at the curb.  The CHP notified the Oakland Police Department, and ground patrol units responded and found the vehicle to be occupied by the named suspect, who was asleep in the vehicle. The suspect was detained but the owner advised they did not wish prosecution and the person was released.

The stolen Lexus RX350 was recovered by Oakland PD, and returned to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Lexus RX350 in September 2017, at Hilltop Motor Group, in Richmond, CA.