The owner of this Lexus contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen from in front of her residence sometime during the day. The Fresno 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.
Several hours after the LoJack was activated the flight crew of Air One, a LoJack equipped Fresno Police Department helicopter picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight crew tracked the vehicle to the vicinity of Olive and Maroa Avenues in central Fresno. The vehicle was spotted by the flight crew who directed ground units to the area. A high risk traffic stop was initiated whereupon the vehicle pulled over. A female adult driver was detained and ultimately arrested. The female was found to be in possession of keys to the vehicle. She refused to offer any explanation for how she came into possession of the vehicle. She was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored pending release to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Lexis in February 2008 by Lexus of Sacramento in Sacramento, California.