The owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Deputies 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.
Seven (7) minutes later, patrol officers from the Fontana Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the area of Merrill and Oleander. The Chevrolet was located in a parking lot of a restaurant. Officers conducted an investigation at the location and located the female suspect inside of the restaurant. The suspect admitted to taking the Chevrolet. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges.
The Chevrolet was released to the happy owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in January 2006 at Claremont Toyota in California.