LoJack® System Helps Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Recover Stolen Chevrolet Captiva

  • November 20, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2013 Chevrolet Captiva contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their garage overnight.
The Detroit PD 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 pilots from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on routine air patrol 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 pilots tracked the Chevrolet to an apartment in Detroit. Information was relayed to ground units equipped with LoJack PTC’s.

Surveillance was established on the stolen Chevrolet and activity observed. The Chevrolet was impounded and because of the quick recovery there was no damage and the suspects did not have enough time to use it to commit additional crimes. Arrests are pending further investigation by the Oakland County Auto Theft (OCAT) Task Force.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Captiva in March 2015 by Enterprise Car Sales in Farmington Hills, Michigan.