LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Contra Costa Area Recover Stolen 2015 Toyota Rav4

  • July 16, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2015 Toyota Rav4 contacted the California Highway Patrol in Contra Costa County to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised after being seriously injured in a vehicle collision he had been hospitalized for several months.  When he returned to his home in Walnut Creek, he discovered his vehicle was missing.  The owner suspected his ex-wife and taken the vehicle while he was hospitalized.  The ex-wife was not on the vehicle title or registration. The CHP verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota Rav4.

A short while later, the CHP was directed to the stolen vehicle by the silent LoJack signal received with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the stolen Toyota RAV4 was tracked to a residence on Sugarloaf Terrace in Alamo, where it was found parked in the driveway, covered by a car cover. Contact was made at the residence and the occupants confirmed the vehicle had been brought there a month earlier by an acquaintance, who was determined to be the vehicle owner’s ex-wife.  They advised the woman had left the country at that time and has not yet returned.  

The stolen Toyota RAv4 was recovered by the CHP and towed/stored for safekeeping to be returned to the owner.  The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Toyota Rav4 in February 2017, at Toyota of Walnut Creek, in Walnut Creek, CA.