owners of a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu contacted the Glendale Police Department to
report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys by a known suspect. The Glendale
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.
Twenty six 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 Indian School Road.
Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Chevy occupied and
mobile. Officers followed the vehicle
into an apartment complex parking lot where the vehicle was blocked in and the
suspect was arrested without incident.
The suspect was booked for the vehicle theft and valid felony warrants
for trafficking in stolen property. The
Chevy Malibu was recovered in good condition and later returned to the
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu in July 2002 at Enterprise 5073, Peoria, Peoria, Arizona.