The owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office to report their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence in the Gretna area of the west bank. The owner stated that shortly after 5:30 pm they discovered the Chevrolet truck missing.
The Jefferson Parish SO 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.
Short while later officers from the Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet Silverado 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 officers tracked the Chevrolet via a ferry ride across the Mississippi River and found it parked near the end of the highway on the east bank in Braithwaite, Louisiana.
The Louisiana State Police troopers also located several parts of other stolen vehicles at the same location which has triggered an investigation of the property owner’s involvement into possession of stolen vehicles.
The owner was contacted by the officers and advised them their Chevrolet truck had been recovered quickly in great shape via LoJack. The Chevrolet was stored in a tow yard until the owner could pick it up.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in October 2013 at Baytown Ford in Texas.
- Baytown Ford
- Chevrolet Silverado
- Jefferson Parish
- Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
- Louisiana State Police
- Mississippi River
- New Orleans
- Plaquemine Parish Sheriff’s Office
- U.S. state
- United States
- west bank