The owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the El Mirage Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys sometime overnight. Someone broke into another vehicle and found the keys to the Chevy pickup.
The El Mirage 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, officers from the Glendale Police Department and troopers from the Arizona Highway 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 troopers tracked the Chevrolet to Northern Parkway in the area of Litchfield Road.
The Arizona Highway Patrol troopers conducted a high risk traffic stop on the occupied stolen Chevy pickup. The driver complied and was taken into custody without incident. The El Mirage PD responded to the scene and took disposition of the case. The juvenile female was arrested and charged with the theft of the Chevy. The Chevy pickup was recovered in good condition and returned to the owners at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in April 2006 at Power Chevrolet Arrowhead in Peoria, Arizona.