The owners of a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Harris County Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen while they were inside a restaurant having dinner. When they returned to the parking lot the pickup was missing.
The Harris County SD 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 pickup.
A short while later the aircrew from the Texas Department of Public Safety unit 102 picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet pickup 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 aircrew located the Chevrolet in a body shop compound off Hempstead Highway in Northwest Harris County. The aircrew directed the Texas DPS CID officers to the location to recover the Chevrolet and continue the investigation. The Chevrolet had damage that indicated it had been involved in some type of crash. The DPS CID officers are continuing the investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in June 2009 at Davis Chevrolet.