The owners of a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro contacted the Cleveland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen overnight from their residence.
The Cleveland 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 troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol 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 troopers tracked the Chevrolet to a business in Cleveland. The troopers determined that the signal was coming from a repair garage.
Surveillance was established on the garage while troopers assigned to the Vehicle Theft Unit (VTU) obtained a search warrant. The search warrant was executed and the Chevrolet was found in the garage in the process of being stripped out. The owner of the garage cooperated with the troopers. The stolen Camaro was impounded for processing. In addition, tools used to remove the parts from the Camaro were confiscated. After further investigation by the VTU all suspects have been identified and several indictments are to be sought.
The LoJack® System was pre-installed in the Chevrolet Camaro in March 2010 at Ganley Chevrolet in Cleveland, Ohio.