owners of a 2008 GMC Yukon Denali contacted the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
to report their vehicle stolen from their residence overnight. The owners also advised that they believed
that a set of keys were in the vehicle. Deputies from Monroe County SO verified the
theft and entered the vehicle information
into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the GMC.
A short while later troopers from the Michigan State Police Aviation Unit on routine air patrol over the Detroit Metro area picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen GMC with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the air crew tracked the vehicle to residential area in Detroit. Information was relayed to ground cars equipped with PTC’s who had responded to the area. Police located the vehicle parked and abandoned.
Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip the vehicle or use it to commit additional crimes. The stolen GMC was impounded and later returned to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Yukon in August 2008 at Power Chevrolet, Hawthorn, California.