LoJack Helps Miami-Dade Police Recover Stolen Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

  • March 31, 2013
  • recovery stories

On Friday morning, December 14, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV contacted the Miami-Dade Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from their home in Unincorporated Miami-Dade Midwest, Florida. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Within minutes of activation, an auto detective from the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Hammock District picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen SUV on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC). Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer, along with backup, located the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 9000 block of S.W. 142nd Avenue. The vehicle was recovered with no apparent theft damage, towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet Tahoe on December 29, 2006 at Maroone Chevrolet of Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, Florida and has been protecting it ever since.