LoJack System Helps Fontana Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Camaro

  • August 31, 2017
  • recovery stories


The owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro contacted the Hemet Police Department to report his vehicle was stolen. The Hemet PD 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 an officer from the Fontana Police Department was traveling south on the I-15 freeway when he 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 officer tracked the Chevrolet to a large shopping center. The officer located the Chevrolet parked in the rear parking lot of a hotel in the same shopping center. The officer saw a male standing to the rear of the Chevrolet, rummaging through the open trunk. The officer also saw that the plates to the Chevrolet had been removed and were later located in the glovebox. The officer detained the subject and during a search found the key to the Chevrolet in his pocket. The subject was arrested and the owner was called to the scene. The owner recognized the suspect as the son of his girlfriend. The suspect did not have permission to take his Chevrolet and desired prosecution. The Chevrolet was released to the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Camaro in September 2014 at Sierra Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Monrovia, California.