LoJack System Helps Phoenix Police Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Malibu within Minutes of Activation One Taken into Custody

  • March 6, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The 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. 

The 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 owners. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Malibu in July 2002 at Enterprise 5073, Peoria, Peoria, Arizona.