LoJack Aids San Bernardino Police in Recovery of Chevrolet Equinox, One Suspect Arrested

  • November 18, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 10, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox contacted the San Bernardino Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. According to the owner, the vehicle had been parked at a bowling alley, and the keys stolen from a bowling bag inside. San Bernardino 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 Chevrolet.  

A short while later, an officer with the San Bernardino School Police, in the vicinity of 33rd Street and Marshall Avenue, picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Chevrolet Equinox on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. This was the same officer who received a LoJack hit earlier that morning, which led the auto theft task force to a Chop Shop location and one arrest. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the moving signal to the 300 block of 21st Street. There, the occupants – a male driver and a female passenger – were looking at a house. Both suspects were detained and during the investigation, the male suspect admitted to the theft. He was arrested for Auto Theft and Possession of Stolen Property. The female was questioned and released. The undamaged vehicle was released to a very happy victim.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Equinox on November 19, 2010 at Toyota of Glendale in Glendale, California.