The owners of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Baldwin Park 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.
Five minutes later, an officer from the Baldwin Park PD 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 officer tracked and located the Chevrolet at which time the vehicle failed to yield initiating a pursuit. The pursuit continued thru numerous cities in the Los Angeles county area and was assisted by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau. The Chevrolet finally returned to the City of Baldwin Park enabling officers to deploy “Spike Strips” causing the tires of the fleeing truck to deflate. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and booked on numerous felony charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in October 2004 by Sierra Auto Cars in Monrovia, California.