The owners of a Chevrolet Avalanche contacted the Denver Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.
A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
The next afternoon, and over 1,140 miles away in Fresno, California, officers with the California Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTCs, the officers tracked the Chevrolet and observed it passing through on the highway. A felony traffic stop was initiated and three persons were detained. Following contact with the Denver PD the investigation was referred back to Colorado for the filing of charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Avalanche in September 2002 in at Power Chevrolet in El Monte, California.