Fresno Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Chevrolet, Undamaged in Motel Parking Lot

  • October 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 15, 2012 the owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu contacted the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from in front of his residence. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet.

A short while later, an officer from the Fresno Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the moving vehicle to the parking lot of a motel in the 1400 block of West White Avenue in Fresno. The vehicle was found unoccupied and abandoned in a motel parking stall. The vehicle, valued at $19,500, was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu by John L. Sullivan Chevrolet in Roseville, California on August 31, 2010.