The Riverside Police Department responded to a local car dealership in regards to a fraud investigation. The dealership reported that a suspect purchased a used 2005 Chevrolet using fraudulent information.
The Riverside PD detectives investigated the embezzlement report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
A short time later, patrol deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the Chevrolet to the area of the 1400 block of Roberts Ave. The deputies, with the assistance of SANCATT Investigators, were able to pinpoint the location of the stolen Chevrolet to a garage at a private residence. Deputies conducted an investigation at the scene. The suspect was located and taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Chevrolet was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Equinox in March 2005 by Moreno Valley Chevy-Geo-Olds in Moreno Valley, California.