LoJack System Helps Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Toyota Camry within Minutes of Activation One in Custody

  • July 23, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2015 Toyota Camry contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department to report her vehicle stolen. The victim said her husband had taken her Toyota and picked up an acquaintance. Unbeknownst to her they were out to conduct illicit activity. The husband and the acquaintance arrived at a location and while her husband was inside the location, the acquaintance drove off with the Toyota. The husband called the victim to tell her what happened and in turn, she called the LASD Century station to report the theft. LASD Century 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.

A short while later an LASD airship picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the LASD airship tracked the Toyota as it was traveling in the city of Lynwood. The airship followed the stolen Toyota as it awaited the arrival of assisting LASD patrol deputies. The airship saw the stolen Toyota pull to the curb and park on a residential street. The driver exited the Toyota and walked away. Patrol deputies arrived and were able to detain the driver around the corner from the Toyota.

The deputies contacted the victim and confirmed the subject they had detained was the same subject her husband said took the Toyota. The deputies arrested the subject and had the victim respond to their location where they released the stolen Toyota back to the victim.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in July 2015 at Toyota of Whittier, Whittier CA.