owners of a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the Phoenix Police Department to
report that their vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from the parking lot
where it had been parked. 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.
Eighteen 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 20th Street and Union Hills Road in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Police Department officers found the vehicle mobile and followed it to a motel in the area of 19th Avenue and Bell Road. The suspects parked the vehicle and entered the motel. Additional officers responded and surveillance was conducted on the stolen Chevy pickup. The vehicle was later occupied by two male suspects who were arrested without incident. The driver was identified as an absconder from the Department of Corrections and had prior felony convictions for vehicle theft. A handgun was located inside the vehicle. Both suspects were booked on felony charges.
vehicle was recovered and processed for evidence. The steering column and ignition were damaged
by the suspects during the theft. The
vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado in August 2004, at Midway Chevrolet – Geo, Phoenix, Arizona.