The owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Dallas Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner parked his Chevrolet on the street in front of his house 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 pickup.
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 the body shop in the 4300 block of Bateman. Parked in front of the shop was a white pickup with a suspect standing next to it. Upon seeing the officers, the suspect jumped into the pickup and drove off. The officers continued to track the LoJack signal coming from the stolen Chevrolet pickup, which directed them into the fenced in area behind the body shop. The gate to the fenced in area was open and when the officers went inside, the found this stolen Chevrolet pickup as well as the following: a stolen 2010 Dodge Charger, stolen 2009 Hummer H2, two car doors from a stolen 2009 Chevrolet Corvette, a stolen 2010 Chevrolet pickup and a transmission from a stolen 2010 Dodge Challenger.
This stolen Chevrolet pickup was recovered with damage to the steering column. This is an ongoing investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in September 2011 at Allen Samuels Chevrolet in Houston, Texas.