The owners of a 2007 Chevrolet Aveo contacted the Tucson Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
The police 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.
Twenty two minutes later deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department 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 deputies tracked the Chevrolet to the 2900 block of south 12th Avenue in Tucson.
The Tucson PD officers and the Pima County SD deputies located the stolen Chevy in the neighborhood. The Chevy was occupied and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect also had felony warrants for narcotics violations. The suspect was arrested and booked by the Tucson PD officers. The Chevy was recovered and later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Aveo in May 2007 at O’Rielly Chevrolet in Tucson, Arizona.