LoJack System Helps Salt Lake City Police Department Recover Stolen Toyota Camry One in Custody

  • August 6, 2019
  • pcappitelli

Vehicle:           2007 Toyota Camry
Activation:      Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah
Recovery:        Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dealership:      Findlay Cadillac, Henderson, Nevada

The owners of a 2007 Toyota Camry contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from in front of their residence in the 1800 block of 400 North. The owners had turned on the Toyota to warm it up and had left it running while going back inside their residence. When the owners returned they found the Toyota missing so they notified the police.

Salt Lake City 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 Toyota.

A short while later officers from Salt Lake City Police Department 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the 300 block of 1300 W where they found it occupied by six juveniles who were currently driving it. A traffic stop was initiated in a safe location and all six juveniles were taken into custody. The juveniles admitted to knowing that the Toyota was stolen but that the driver was the only one that had anything to do with the theft. The driver was arrested for the theft of the Toyota and taken to juvenile detention. The Toyota was recovered and given back to the owners.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in November 2007 at Findlay Cadillac, Henderson, Nevada.