The owners of a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the California Highway Patrol Santa Maria Station to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The CHP 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.
Later, investigators from the CHP-SLOCATT (San Luis Obispo County Auto Theft Task Force), while in the area of the 101 freeway near Shell Beach, picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the portable LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are assigned to their unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the investigators tracked the Chevrolet to a junk yard near Sheridan Road and Gasoline Alley. The Chevrolet was recovered and impounded for further investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in January 2007 at DMS Auto Sales in Bakersfield, California.
- California Highway Patrol
- California Highway Patrol Santa Maria Station
- California Polytechnic State University
- California State Route 1
- Chevrolet Silverado
- DMS Auto Sales
- Gasoline Alley
- General Motors
- Motor vehicle theft
- San Luis Obispo County
- Shell Beach