Denver Police Locate Stolen Chevrolet Cobalt — Conduct Surveilance, Arrest One Suspect

  • June 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the evening of May 7, 2012, the owner of a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt contacted the Lakewood Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from a clinic.  The owner had briefly placed the keys on the receptionist’s counter and discovered a short time later that they were missing. When she looked for her vehicle in the parking lot, she discovered that it, too, was missing. Lakewood officers verified the theft and had the Chevrolet’s information entered into the Cobalt’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Denver Police Department and subsequently investigators with the Metro Auto Theft Task Force, picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their police vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, the officers quickly tracked the vehicle to the area of 1900 South Newton Street in Denver. There, the investigators conducted surveillance on the unoccupied vehicle, and a short while later, arrested a suspect. The vehicle, valued at $12,900, was then returned to the very thankful owner.

The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Chevrolet Cobalt in September 2009 at Burt Chevrolet.