On September 2, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic contacted the Tulsa Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from their residence in Tulsa. Tulsa Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Malibu.
A short while later, an officer from the Tulsa Police Department’s Mingo Valley Division picked up the silent homing signal from the stolen Malibu on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in his patrol vehicle. The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to track and locate the stolen vehicle quickly.
Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTC, the officer tracked and located the stolen Chevrolet in the 12700 block of East Admiral Place in Tulsa. The vehicle, valued at $12,000, had been left abandoned in the 7600 block of East 51st Street, and later taken to the East Admiral location. The officer recovered the stolen Malibu and quickly released it to the grateful owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu on March 9, 2004 at Trophy Nissan in Mesquite, Texas.