The owners of a 2007 Chevrolet Uplander van contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the front of their residence.
The Phoenix 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.
Four minutes later, officers from the Phoenix PD 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. Troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol and officers from the Glendale Police Department also picked up the silent LoJack signal. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to a neighborhood near 30th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The Phoenix PD officers located the Chevrolet unoccupied on the side street in the 3000 block of west Monterosa Street. The Chevrolet had body damage and appeared to have recently been involved in a collision. The Chevrolet was recovered and processed for evidence. The Chevrolet was impounded for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Uplander in January 2009 at Midway Chevrolet Geo in Phoenix, Arizona.