On October 24, 2012, the owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette contacted the Santa Maria Police Department (SMPD) to report that their vehicle was stolen.
SMPD officers verified the theft and entered the Chevrolet’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
A short time later, officers from both the Santa Maria Police Department and CHP-Santa Maria Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the CHP officers tracked the vehicle to the downtown area of Santa Maria. The vehicle was located, parked and abandoned on the street.
The Corvette, valued at $38,075, was recovered and impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on June 7, 2006 at Putnam Cadillac-Chevrolet in Burlingame, California.
- 2006 Chevrolet
- 2006 Chevrolet Corvette
- abandoned vehicle
- Chevrolet Corvette
- impounded for safekeeping
- October 2012
- parked and abandoned
- Putnam Cadillac-Chevrolet
- Putnam Cadillac-Chevrolet Burlingame CA
- Santa Maria
- Santa Maria CA
- Santa Maria Police Department