Exeter (CA) Police Use LoJack to Recover Chevrolet Monte Carlo Stolen in Tulare, Suspect Arrested

  • January 17, 2013
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On December 15, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo contacted the Tulare Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Tulare Police 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.

About nine hours later, an officer from the Exeter Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex in the 1000 block of Leslie Avenue in Visalia. The recovering officer conducted follow-up investigation, which led to the identification and arrest of a male adult in connection with this vehicle theft.

The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored pending release to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2004 Chevrolet by Enterprise RAC in El Cajon, California in June of 2004. This vehicle is valued at $7,325.