The owners of a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche contacted the San Jose Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The San Jose 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 time later, patrol deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Carpinteria Station picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the Chevrolet to the area of the Southbound 101 freeway near Santa Claus Lane in the City of Carpinteria. The deputies along with the California Highway Patrol units conducted a felony traffic stop and took the suspect into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Chevrolet was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Avalanche in August 2007 at Power Chevrolet Mesa in Arizona.