LoJack System Helps the Dallas Police Department Recover a Stolen 2017 Chevrolet Pickup Make One Arrest and Recover Two Other Stolen Vehicles Interrupting an Active Chop Shop

  • June 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado pickup contacted the Department of Veteran Affairs Police Department to report his vehicle stolen.   The owner parked his vehicle at the VA Hospital. When he returned to it, he found it missing.  The Department of Veterans Affairs PD 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 pickup. 

A short while later detectives from the Dallas Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet pickup with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the stolen Chevrolet pickup to a house in the 2600 block of Mojave.  Officers determined that the stolen Chevrolet pickup was in the backyard and when they tried to make contact with the homeowner, he slammed the front door closed and locked it. 

Detectives obtained a search warrant and made entry into the backyard where they found this stolen Chevrolet pickup.  Sitting next to it was a frame to a 2018 Chevrolet pickup stolen from the same VA Hospital.  Inside the house the detectives arrested the homeowner.  Inside one of the rooms detectives found parts to a stolen Chevrolet Camaro.  This is an ongoing investigation.  This 2017 Chevrolet pickup was missing some parts when recovered.  The collateral value was $8900.00. 

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Silverado pickup in August 2018 at CarMax in Irving, TX.