The owners of a Chevrolet Corvette discovered that their vehicle had been stolen from their home east of the city limits of Pueblo. They contacted the Pueblo Sheriff’s Department and reported the crime. A sheriff’s deputy verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Corvette.
This vehicle had been seen by officers the night before committing a traffic violation and they had attempted to stop it. The driver of the car began driving recklessly and the officers elected not to pursue due to the danger to the public. At that time the theft had not yet been reported.
A short while after the entry and activation of the LoJack® System officers with the Pueblo PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Corvette with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC the officers tracked the Corvette to the area of East 7th and North Reading where it was found unoccupied. It was processed for evidence and a pistol was recovered from the vehicle. The Corvette was later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Corvette in July 2003 at the request of a previous owner of the vehicle in Texas.