The owner of this Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the California Highway Patrol in Fresno to report that their vehicle had been stolen by a family member. The CHP 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.
About four hours after the LoJack was activated, an officer with the Fresno Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer located the Chevrolet near Fresno and Van Ness Avenues in downtown Fresno. The Chevrolet was found unoccupied and locked up parked at the curb. While processing the Chevrolet the officer was contacted by an adult male who admitted he had been driving the vehicle. He said that he had borrowed the Chevrolet from his brother. The suspect had the keys to the Chevrolet as well as a cell phone that had been in the vehicle. After conferring with the brother/victim, the suspect was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The Chevrolet was released to the owner at the scene; it was intact and undamaged.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in September 2011 by Hedricks Hallowell Chevrolet in Fresno, California.