LoJack System Helps Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force Recover Stolen Chevrolet Tahoe within Minutes of Activation

  • April 4, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the driveway of their residence sometime overnight. 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.

Nine minutes later, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol and 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 troopers and officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 51st Avenue and Taylor Street in Phoenix. 

Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Chevy unoccupied on a side street in the neighborhood.  Detectives from the Arizona Vehicle Theft Task Force responded and conducted surveillance on the stolen Chevy.  No suspects were observed in the area or returning to the vehicle.  Several hours later the stolen vehicle was recovered by the task force detectives and processed for evidence.  The Chevy was returned to the owners in good condition. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Tahoe in December 2005 at Van Chevrolet, Scottsdale, Arizona.