The owners of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
The police 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.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies later 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, the deputies tracked the Chevrolet to a rural area in southwest Tucson near Valencia Road and Mark Road.
The stolen Chevy Silverado pickup was found on property with a mobile home and other vehicles. The deputies secured the property and detained three suspects. Auto theft detectives from the Pima County SD obtained a search warrant to recover the stolen Chevy pickup and search the property. Detectives also recovered stolen license plates and a 2006 Ford F250 pickup that had been reported stolen to Phoenix Police Department. The suspects were interviewed and further investigation is being conducted. Both stolen pickups were recovered and towed from the scene for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in August 2008 by Glendora Chevrolet in California.
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