The owners of a 2005 Pontiac G6 contacted the Phoenix 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 Pontiac.
A short while later, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Pontiac 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 troopers tracked the Pontiac to a neighborhood near 17th Drive and Fillmore Street in Phoenix.
The Pontiac was observed in a fenced yard behind a triplex residential rental building. The troopers and the Phoenix PD marked units secured the area and called the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force detectives. The auto theft detectives contacted the owner of the property, who opened the gate to the fenced area and gave permission to enter. The property owner advised that a previous tenant left the Pontiac and the 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo at this location. The stolen Pontiac had front end damage that appeared to be recent. Both vehicles were up on blocks and the wheels and tires were missing. The Monte Carlo was also listed as stolen by Phoenix PD. Both vehicles were recovered and impounded for safekeeping. Detectives have identified investigative leads and are conducting additional investigation into both theft recoveries.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Pontiac G6 in August 2005 by John Hine Pontiac in San Diego, California.