The owners of a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen with the keys. Another vehicle belonging to the owner was parked next to the Chevy. The suspect(s) broke into the other vehicle where they found the spare key to the Chevy Trailblazer.
The Phoenix 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.
Seven minutes later officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 35th Avenue and Cypress Street.
The Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Chevy occupied in the neighborhood where five juveniles were detained without incident. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and processed for evidence. The Chevy Trailblazer was impounded and later released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Trailblazer in September 2001 at Poway Chevrolet, Poway, California.