The owners of a 2006 Pontiac Solstice contacted the Chandler Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen from the garage of their residence.
The Chandler 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 Pontiac.
Twenty three minutes later, an auto theft detective from the Gilbert Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Pontiac 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 detective tracked the vehicle to the area of the San Tan 202 Freeway and Kyrene Road.
The vehicle was located unoccupied in the parking lot of a Casino. Additional police officers from the Gila River Tribal Police Department responded and assisted with surveillance. The Gilbert Police Department detective later recovered the vehicle in good condition. The vehicle was returned to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Pontiac Solstice in July 2006 at Coulter Motors, Tempe, Arizona.