LoJack® System Helps Hammond Indiana Police Department Recover Stolen 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS taken in Sauk Village Illinois

  • February 27, 2017
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS contacted the Sauk Village Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from the 1800 block of Sauk Trail. The victim explained to Police on scene that he had left his vehicle running for a moment while he had gone into a store. The victim further stated he returned and saw his vehicle being driven away. Sauk Village Police after verifying facts as presented entered the Monte Carlo LS into N.C.I.C. the national criminal computer database as stolen and gave a last seen BOLO. Once entered a signal is sent to the LoJack unit concealed within the Monte Carlo causing it to activate.

Early the next day a vehicle equipped with LoJack’s Police Tracking Computer picked up the silent and directional signals being broadcast by the stolen Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Hammond Indiana. Following these signals the vehicle was tracked to the 7800 Block of South White Oak Lane where it was observed parked and unoccupied. The Hammond Indiana Police recovered the vehicle on scene and were able to learn from concerned citizens that the vehicle had been in a neighbor’s driveway down the block earlier and a suspect had been observed inside the vehicle. The vehicle reportedly at that time had Illinois plates attached. The plates were subsequently observed and recovered from the vehicles back seat. Hammond Indiana Police knocked on the residence door indicated with no results. The suspect description and address were recorded and passed on to Sauk Village Police for investigation. The 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS was towed by Hammond Indiana Police and turned over to the Sauk Village police department for processing. Investigation into this vehicle theft continues.

Due to LoJack the owner of this 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo had his vehicle recovered undamaged, before it could be stripped or used in a crime. The LoJack was installed in the Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS at Sunrise Chevrolet in Glendale Heights, Illinois.