Fresno Police Quickly Recover Lexus LS400, Found Undamaged in Residential Backyard

  • May 23, 2012
  • recovery stories

On April 17, 2012, officers from the Fresno Police Department began to receive the silent LoJack signal on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. After querying the “Reply Code” on the PTC display with the police stolen vehicle computer systems, the officers were notified that the signal was emanating from a 1992 Lexus LS400 reported stolen minutes earlier to the Clovis Police Department.

Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, the officers coordinated their efforts and tracked the Lexus to the backyard of a residence near Cedar and Iowa Streets in Southeast Fresno. The officers contacted an occupant of the residence, who claimed that the vehicle had been left at the location by a friend. He gave consent for the officers to enter the backyard and examine the vehicle. The vehicle was found parked in the backyard, intact and undamaged. The officers recovered the vehicle was recovered and had it stored until it could be returned to the owner. A potential suspect has been identified and is being sought by authorities.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Lexus in August of 1997.