LoJack® System Helps Baldwin Park Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Silverado

  • May 26, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Monrovia Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Officers 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 Silverado.

A short while later officers from the El Monte Police Department assisted by the El Monte PD Air-45 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Air-45 tracked the Chevrolet from Ramona and Cogswell into the city of Baldwin Park where they located the vehicle Northbound on Gillman at Ramona. A Baldwin Park Police Department unit was alerted that stolen Chevrolet Silverado was approaching their location. The Baldwin Park PD unit saw the Chevrolet and attempted to affect a traffic stop. At that time the Chevrolet fled from the officer being tracked by Air-45 who called out the direction of travel to local units. The following ended when the suspect turned on to a street and fled on foot from the Chevrolet. The suspect apparently forced his way into a residence in the 700 block of Le Borgne, at which time the location was contained. Residents of the location were called out and when the suspect failed to exit, a Canine was deployed. The suspect surrendered upon hearing the Canine and was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was later booked on numerous felony charges. The Chevrolet was processed and stored pending release to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in May 2004 at Allen Gwynn Chevrolet in Glendale, California.