On December 1, 2012, the owners of a 2002 Chevrolet C250 contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Lakewood Station to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
LASD deputies 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 while later, officers from the Anaheim Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet truck in the area of Harbor Boulevard and Orangewood. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the area around Disneyland.
The officers contained the area while they closed in on the stolen vehicle. As the officers reached the 1600 block of Harbor Boulevard, they observed the vehicle traveling southbound on Manchester Street. They conducted a felony traffic stop, taking a female driver and male passenger into custody without further incident. Both were booked for Driving without Owner’s Consent, and narcotics charges.
The Chevrolet, valued at $17,175, was recovered and held for safekeeping.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet C250 at Cormier Chevrolet on January 2, 2002.
- 2002 Chevrolet
- 2002 Chevrolet C250
- Anaheim CA
- Anaheim Police Department
- Chevrolet C250
- contained the area
- Cormier Chevrolet
- December 2012
- Driving Without Owners Consent
- felony traffic stop
- held for safekeeping
- LASD Lakewood Station
- Los Angeles
- Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department
- stopped the vehicle
- two arrested