The owner of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Shafter Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The Shafter 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.
About 20 minutes after the LoJack was activated, a deputy from the Kern County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in police vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputy tracked and located the Chevrolet to the 2400 block of K Street in Shafter. The Chevrolet was found abandoned in a parking stall at an apartment complex. It was recovered intact and undamaged; the Chevrolet was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in January 2008 at Rotolo Chevrolet in Fontana, California.