On February 22, 2013 the owner of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Houston Police Department to report his vehicle stolen. According to the owner, when he stopped at an intersection, several men displaying a handgun demanded the vehicle. The owner jumped from the vehicle and ran away.
Houston 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 pickup.
A short while later, officers from Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet pickup on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the pickup to a residential driveway where they observed several suspects stripping the wheels and tires from the vehicle. Officers arrested five suspects without incidence, charging them with felony auto theft, outstanding felony warrants and possession of controlled substances. The total value of all assets recovered was approximately $16,500.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet pickup in July of 2006 at Davis Chevrolet GEO in Houston, Texas.
- 2006 Chevrolet
- 2006 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck
- 5 arrests
- 5 suspects arrested
- armed thieves
- Chevrolet pickup truck
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck
- Davis Chevrolet GEO
- Davis Chevrolet Geo Houston TX
- February 2013
- felony auto theft
- five arrested
- Houston Police Department
- Houston TX
- outstanding felony warrants
- pickup truck
- possession of controlled substances
- stolen at gunpoint
- stripping the vehicle
- tracked to residential driveway