LoJack System Helps Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force (SacCATTs) Recover Stolen 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup

  • May 17, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2018 Toyota Tacoma Pickup contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report their vehicle stolen.  The spare set of keys might have been possibly left in the vehicle. The Sacramento 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.                                                                                                                                                                
A short time later, an investigator with the Sacramento County Auto Theft Task Force (SacCATTs) was working in the North Highland area when he was alerted to the stolen Toyota Tacoma by means of the silent LoJack signal from the stolen vehicle 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 officers tracked and located the stolen Toyota parked, and unoccupied at the curb in a residential neighborhood at Shell Street near Corvair Street.  Surveillance was established on the vehicle but the suspect(s) did not return.

The task force investigators recovered the stolen Toyota Tacoma and the vehicle was towed/stored for safe keeping to be returned to the owner. The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in March 2018, at Roseville Toyota, in Roseville, CA