The owner of a
2014 Chevrolet Camaro SS contacted the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department
to report their vehicle had been stolen.
The owner advised the vehicle had been taken from the Fruitvale Station
parking lot in Oakland. The BART 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.
A short while later, officers with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations Unit in a fixed wing aircraft were flying over the city of Berkeley when they were alerted to the stolen Chevrolet Camaro by the silent LoJack signal received 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 stolen Chevrolet was tracked to the area of Alcatraz Avenue near Adeline Street. The CHP aircraft notified the Berkeley Police Department who dispatched a LoJack PTC equipped patrol unit to the area. This officer was also able to track and locate the stolen Camaro, finding it unoccupied on Alcatraz Avenue near Adeline Street.