LoJack System Helps San Leandro Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Silverado

  • December 29, 2017
  • recovery stories


The owner of a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Oakland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The victim stated he was assaulted and slashed with a knife by a suspect who then took his pickup. The theft occurred in the 300 block of 105th Avenue.

The Oakland 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 pickup.

A short while later an officer from the San Leandro Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet pickup 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 and located it abandoned in a field at the end of Catron Drive, behind Sobrante Park, in Oakland, just over the San Leandro city limits. The San Leandro PD officer notified the Oakland PD and a crime scene evidence technician responded and processed the Chevrolet for forensic evidence.

The stolen Chevrolet was recovered by the San Leandro PD officer and released to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in September 2008 at Burt Chevrolet in Parker, Colorado.