LoJack System Helps California Highway Patrol Air Operations and CHP Oakland Area Recover Stolen 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS for Second Time

  • September 7, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS contacted the Oakland Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen. The Oakland Police Department 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 Camaro SS.

A short while later, officers with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit in a fixed wing aircraft were flying over the city of Oakland when they were alerted to the stolen Camaro by the silent LoJack signal received 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 stolen Camaro was tracked to a residential area at Alida Street near Laguna Avenue where it was observed parked at the curb.  The CHP notified an Oakland Area CHP ground patrol unit, who responded and confirmed the vehicle was unoccupied.

The San Francisco Bay Area has recently seen a marked increase in the theft of these late model, high performance Camaros, which are typically being recovered stripped of their engines, transmissions, interiors tires/wheels, and suspension parts. The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was instrumental in preventing this owner’s Camaro from becoming one of these statistics. This was the second recovery of this same vehicle in Oakland via the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System within the past 2 years.

The stolen Chevrolet Camaro SS was recovered by CHP Oakland Area and the vehicle was towed/stored to be returned to the owner. The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS in March of 2011, at Courtesy Chevrolet, in San Jose, CA.