The owner of this Chevrolet Camaro gave the keys to the car to an acquaintance to retrieve some items. He did not receive the keys back and left the Camaro locked overnight in the 1800 block of South Stevens Street in Tacoma. When he returned the next day, the Camaro was gone.
The theft was reported to the Tacoma Police Department who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Camaro.
Less than thirty minutes after the LoJack was activated, a Puyallup Police Department sergeant, equipped with a LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC), received the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Camaro. He quickly tracked the Camaro to a residence in the 5100 block of Pioneer Way East in Tacoma. This is on Puyallup Tribal land so the Puyallup Tribal PD responded to assist. Three occupants of the house were interviewed and as a result a suspect was identified. The investigation is continuing.
The Camaro did not appear to be damaged and was impounded for processing and safekeeping. The current owner purchased it as a used car and was not aware it was equipped with LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Camaro in May 1995 by Rockenbach Chevrolet in Grayslake, Illinois.