The owners of a 2005 Chevrolet Aveo contacted the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated suspects forced their way into the victim’s residence and committed a home invasion robbery taking numerous items and leaving in the victim’s Chevrolet.
The San Joaquin SD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet Aveo.
A short while later officers from the Delta Ratt Auto Theft task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles, aircraft and the undercover vehicles in the task force. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the area of Hwy 99 and Arch Rd. The officers took up a position of advantage to conduct a surveillance of the Chevrolet in hopes of catching the thieves. Less than an hour later a female entered the Chevrolet and drove away. This female matched the description of one of the suspects in the home invasion. Officers requested marked patrol units respond and attempt to stop the Chevrolet. As the marked units got behind the stolen Chevrolet and activated their emergency lights the suspect fled and refused to stop. After a short pursuit the suspect spun out and got the vehicle stuck. She then fled on foot and jumped into the passenger side of an 18 wheeler. She screamed at the driver to “Get me out of here”, the driver opened his door and jumped out. The suspect refused orders to exit the cab of the truck, and was then drug out of the cab by a K-9 unit that was on scene. She was then arrested for robbery, auto theft, and fleeing from the police.
The suspect then led officers back to her residence and they recovered the gun that was used in the home invasion.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Aveo in May 2006 at Enterprise Car Sales #3072 in Stockton, California.