LoJack® System Helps Dallas Police Department Recover a Stolen Chevrolet Pickup

  • June 1, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a Chevrolet pickup contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner parked his Chevrolet in his apartment complex parking lot and when he returned to it, found it missing.

The Dallas 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.

Later, officers from the Dallas PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the stolen Chevrolet to a house in the 2300 block of N. Masters.  Officers were able to determine that the stolen pickup was inside the fenced in backyard.  Officers received consent to search the backyard from the home owner and found the stolen pickup parked against the fence.  The home owner could not explain how the stolen pickup got into his backyard and was arrested.  The Chevrolet pickup had door lock and ignition damage.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet pickup in September 2007 at Reliable Chevrolet in Richardson, Texas.