LoJack® System Helps Anaheim Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Cruze

  • July 20, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze contacted the Garden Grove Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen.  The Garden Grove 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.

Only 20 minutes later officers from the Anaheim Police 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 tracked the Chevrolet to a motel in the city of Anaheim.  The officers found the Chevrolet parked in a stall with a female passenger in the rear seat and the driver door open with the vehicle lights on.  The officers spotted another subject walking away from the Chevrolet.  As the officers approached the Chevrolet the passenger in the rear exited and started to walk away.  The officers were able to detain both subjects; along with a third subject that exited a room the subjects were heading toward.  When the officers interviewed the female she claimed the Chevrolet belonged to her but another subject cosigned for the vehicle and was on the title.  The female claimed there was paperwork in the Chevrolet indicating the vehicle belonged to her but the officers were unable to locate such paperwork.  The officers found checks, mail and other paperwork in the Chevrolet that belonged to other people. The officers also found syringes and one filled with what they believed to be heroin.  Both subjects that walked away from the Chevrolet were found to have warrants for their arrest, which included fraud and stolen property charges.  The two subjects were arrested and the Chevrolet was recovered. The officers were unable to contact the reporting victim.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Cruze in November 2014 at Rydell Chevrolet in Northridge, California.