The owner of a 2006 GMC Sierra contacted the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office to report their vehicle was stolen. The Bernalillo County SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the GMC Sierra.
Approximately six minutes after the activation, officers with the Los Lunas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. The officers were patrolling neighborhoods in the area of Los Cerritos and Montara when they received the LoJack alert. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the LoJack signal to the area of Main Street and Huning Ranch Loop.
Officers located the GMC Sierra in the parking lot of a residential park. The GMC was found to be unoccupied and officers processed the vehicle for evidence. The GMC had damage to the ignition bypassing the need for a key to start the engine. Officers requested the GMC to be towed from the scene for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Sierra in October 2006 at AutoNation Volvo in Irvine, California.