The owners of a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex.
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.
A short while later, the helicopter crew from the Phoenix 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 helicopter crew tracked the Chevrolet to a parking lot near 7th Street and Maryland Avenue in Phoenix.
The helicopter crew directed the marked patrol units to the area where the Chevrolet was located unoccupied in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant. The Chevrolet was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The Chevrolet was impounded for safe keeping and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Uplander in March 2005 by Massey Cadillac in Downey, California.