LoJack Aids LASD Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Chevrolet Trail Blazer, Gang Member Arrested

  • December 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 6, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Trail Blazer contacted the Southgate Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from an apartment garage.

 Southgate Police Department 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.

Minutes later, deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Century Station picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the signal to the 2400 block of Santa Ana Street, where they observed the vehicle parked in a residential driveway. Their investigation revealed that one of the people residing at the location had been stripping the vehicle. The suspect who stole the vehicle was a known gang member. The suspect who was stripping the vehicle was arrested for Receiving Stolen Property.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Trail Blazer on March 7, 2008 at Showcase Chevrolet Geo, Westminster, California.