A used car dealership contacted the Broadmoor Police Department to report that a three Chevrolet Camaro ZL1’s had been stolen from their lot in the overnight hours. One of these vehicles, a 2015 model was equipped with the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System. The Broadmoor Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro.
A short while later, officers in the city of Stockton were alerted to the stolen Camaro by means of the silent LoJack signal. The patrol officers then tracked stolen vehicle 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 believed to be in the garage of a residence in the 1600 block of Black Oak Drive. The San Joaquin County Auto Theft Task Force (Delta RATT) was notified and responded. Contact was attempted at the residence but no one was present. A search warrant was prepared and served and the stolen Camaro ZL1 was found in tact in the garage. Several other vehicle components from Camaros and tools were found in the garage, leading investigators to believe the location was being used as a chop shop. Evidence and indicia found tied the location to a known subject who is suspect in numerous Camaro thefts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The two remaining stolen Camaro ZL1s from the dealership are still outstanding. The stolen 2015 Camaro ZL1 was recovered and towed/stored to be processed for latent evidence.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 in December of 2015, at Rydell Chevrolet, in Northridge, Ca.