LoJack Aids San Diego County Deputies with an Arrest and Recovery of Stolen Chevy Equinox

  • November 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 23, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT contacted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of Temecula.

Riverside 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, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet Equinox LT on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to a mobile home park in the 800 block of Discovery Street in San Marcos. 

The deputies arrested a suspect who they observed inside the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that the suspect had also stolen a safe from the residence where the vehicle had been stolen.  Collectible coins, cash and other items were recovered.  The suspect was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics, and a no-bail warrant for identity theft.  

The owner was very happy when the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department contacted him to inform him that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Chevrolet Equinox LT was valued at approximately $15,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet, Equinox on January 10, 2008 at Paradise Chevy-Cadillac of Temecula.