LoJack Aids San Diego Police in Recovery of Stolen Chevrolet Silverado, Arrest of One Suspect

  • October 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 5, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of Temecula.

Riverside County 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.

A short while later, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet Silverado on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the San Diego Naval Hospital parking lot located in the 3400 block of Bob Wilson Drive in San Diego.  The officers arrested a suspect who was observed driving the vehicle.

San Diego Police notified the owner of the Silverado’s recovery, and stored the vehicle at a police impound lot for safekeeping.  The Chevrolet Silverado was valued at approximately $20,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado on August 7, 2010 at Paradise Chevrolet, Cadillac in Temecula, California.