The owners of a 2008 Chevrolet Sierra contacted the California Highway Patrol to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Chevrolet was taken sometime over night while parked in front of the victim’s residence.
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.
Just 20 minutes later officers from the Sacramento Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the area of Dixie Ann and Cambridge Streets. The officers then tracked the Chevrolet into an alley and observed it parked. Next to the stolen pickup was another vehicle with two suspects inside. The suspects were detained and a search of their vehicle revealed stolen parts that had been removed from the pickup.
Both suspects were arrested and booked for receiving stolen property.
The victim was contacted and responded to take possession of his Chevrolet and property that had been removed.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Sierra in February 2008 at Rydell Chevrolet in Northridge, California.