LASD Deputies Arrest Owner of “Stolen” Chevrolet F250 on Insurance Fraud Charges

  • July 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 24, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet F250 contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department-Lancaster Station to report that his vehicle and motorcycle had been stolen. LASD deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet F250.

Some time later, deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department-Lancaster Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the garage of a home that was in the process of being renovated, in the 4400 block of Higbee Avenue.

Follow-up investigation revealed that the owner of the Chevrolet was involved in working on the home. The owner was located, and booked for insurance fraud-related charges. The vehicle was impounded as evidence. The non-LoJack equipped Schwarzkopf motorcycle has yet to be recovered. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet F250 on April 13, 2004, at Puente Hills Ford in the city of Puente Hills.