The owners of a Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Colorado Springs Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine action automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Chevrolet.
Six-minutes after the entry to NCIC officers with the Colorado Springs PD picked up the silent LoJack signals 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 their PTCs officers tracked and located the occupied stolen truck in the 5400 block of North Nevada. Before appropriate tactical measures could be established the suspect bolted in the truck. Because of his violently dangerous driving that was creating an extreme risk to the public a police supervisor called off any pursuit attempts.
The signals from the stolen Silverado were picked up at other times subsequently but the truck was not located until much later when a Trooper/Pilot with the Colorado State Patrol Aircraft Support Section picked up the LoJack signals. The pilot then vectored in troopers on the ground to an apartment building Northwest of Colorado Springs. The unoccupied stolen Chevrolet was recovered.
Colorado Springs detectives believe that they have identified the suspect in connection with this Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft as well as his involvement in other Aggravated Robbery and theft cases. The investigation is continuing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in 2004 in Texas at the request of a previous owner.