The owners of a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu contacted the Roseville Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated she believed her wayward daughter got mad at the family and took the Malibu sometime in the early morning hours and fled.
The Roseville 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.
Less than 2 hours later, officers from the California Highway Patrol and the Solano 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 officers and deputies started tracking the Malibu in the City of Fairfield. The officers continued to track the Malibu on eastbound I-80 and finally made a felony stop near the Chiles exit and I-80.
The female driver and passenger were taken into custody without incident.
The Malibu was towed and stored for safe keeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu in October 2014 at John L. Sullivan Chevrolet in Roseville, California.