The LoJack® System Helps Los Angeles County, California Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Tahoe in One Hour, 30 Minutes

  • December 18, 2013
  • recovery stories

When a Chevrolet Tahoe was discovered missing on a recent Friday morning in Long Beach, CA, it only took police a short while- just 90 minutes- to track it down, thanks to the LoJack® system hidden inside the SUV. LoJack helps police locate stolen cars, trucks, vans and motorcycles quickly and safely.

On November 29th, 2013, the Chevy’s owners contacted the Long Beach Police to report the crime. Officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers. This action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Tahoe, which was installed at Maurice J. Sopp & Son Chevrolet in Bell, CA.

Just a little while later, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Airship Air 7 picked up the homing signal from the stolen SUV on its onboard LoJack tracking computer. The flight crew located the vehicle parked on Wilmington Avenue in the Willowbrook section, and directed a LASD Century Station patrol vehicle into the area.  The patrol deputies initiated surveillance. A male and female entered the Chevy and attempted to drive away. After a brief pursuit, the SUV was stopped at an apartment complex. The two passengers, who were in possession of drug paraphernalia, were taken into custody. The Tahoe was soon returned to its grateful owners, who told police it was the second time the SUV had been stolen and recovered by police assisted by LoJack.

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