Houston Police Bust Chop Shop, Recover 4 Stolen Vehicles, Thanks to LoJack

  • November 13, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 18, the owners of a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban contacted the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Department to report the vehicle stolen from their residence in North Harris County.     

Pct 4 Constable verified the theft and entered the Suburban’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the SUV.

A short while later, officers from the Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet Suburban 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 a residential area. Officers observed the strongest signal emitting from behind the garage of one of the houses. Officers were parked in front of the residence when a subject approached and ask “what are you doing in front of my house”. Officers obtained consent to search and identified the stolen Chevrolet Suburban. While at the location, officers identified three (3) additional stolen vehicles. Some of the vehicles were in the process of being stripped of parts, and two had the VINs changed up.

Three suspects were arrested in connection with the thefts, and each charged with four counts of felony theft. The total value of the assets recovered was more than $50,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Suburban in Novemberof 2003 at Beck & Masten North in Houston, Texas.