owners of a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado contacted the LAPD to report that their
vehicle was stolen. Officers verified
the theft and entered the vehicle
information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically
activated the LoJack® System concealed in the
A short while later officers from LAPD Hollenbeck Division picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet Silverado 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 from the area of Olympic Blvd and Grande Vista to the 3600 block of Washington Blvd where they spotted the vehicle parked and occupied by one male sitting in the passenger seat. They also observed a male lying under the vehicle appearing to be working on the under carriage.
Back up arrived and both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. During the investigation, officers found the ignition had been punched. They also found a screwdriver on the floor commonly used to steal cars. They also noted that the suspect who had been under the vehicle was removing the Catalytic Converter. Officers followed up with an area Chevrolet dealer who provided them with the cost of $1,383 as a replacement.
Both suspects were arrested and booked on felony charges and outstanding felony warrants.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado at Allen Gwynn Chevrolet in December 2000.