LoJack Helps Phoenix Police Recover Chevrolet Silverado, Suspect Arrested

  • February 11, 2013
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On January 8, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado discovered the vehicle missing from his residence and contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report the crime.

Phoenix Police verified the theft and had the Silverado’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Network because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

 Minutes later, Phoenix Police officers from the Cactus Park Precinct began picking up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Silverado with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in the police vehicle. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Silverado to a residence in the 2500 block of West Butler. There, they observed the parked vehicle; undercover officers responded and set up surveillance. A short time later, several persons entered the stolen Silverado and departed the residence. Marked patrol officers moved in and conducted a high-risk stop in the 10600 block of North Black Canyon Road. Several suspects were detained; however, one suspect admitted involvement and was booked into jail.

The LoJack Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in December of 2006 by Midway Chevrolet.