The owner of a 2002 Chevrolet Truck contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The owner had been in Las Vegas doing a construction job and was staying at a hotel in the 300 block of Robindale. The owner had loaded his vehicle with some personal property, because he was leaving for home the next day after work, and then went to bed in his hotel room. When he got up the next morning to go to work he found his truck missing and called police.
A police officer 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.
A short while later officers from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to a weekly rental motel in the 9000 block of South Las Vegas Blvd. The truck was unoccupied and almost all of the owners’ property was left in the vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and returned back to the owner, who was unaware that he had LoJack.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Truck in February of 2002 at Martin Chevrolet, Torrance, California.