LoJack Helps Los Angeles Police Recover Stolen Chevy Silverado, 3 Arrested for Theft, Weapons

  • February 11, 2013
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On January 23, 2013, the owners of 2002 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division to report that their vehicle was stolen.

LAPD 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.

Within five minutes, detectives with the Los Angeles County TRAP West Team picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Chevrolet on their portable Police Tracking Computers. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the detectives tracked and located the stolen vehicle parked in the area of Nagle and Reedley Street.  The detectives had the vehicle monitored, and contacted CHP patrol units for assistance in stopping the stolen vehicle in the area of the 210 freeway at Roxford Street. Three suspects were taken into custody for auto theft and weapons charges without incident. The detectives recovered a sawed-off shotgun, revolver, ropes, bandanas, and knifes from the suspects. 

The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping. The value of this recovery is estimated at $6,250.00

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado at Power Dodge in Valencia, California.