LoJack System Helps Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Chevrolet Tahoe

  • July 19, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the driveway of their residence.  The owners were out of town and had a relative house sitting, who advised that the vehicle was missing.  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.

A short time later, deputies from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department and officers from several other law enforcement agencies picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies tracked the vehicle to the area of Dysart Road and Glendale Avenue in the far west valley. 

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department deputies located the stolen Chevy Tahoe unoccupied in the parking lot of an apartment complex.  The license plate had been removed and was still missing.   The deputies recovered the stolen Chevy in good condition.  The vehicle was believed to have been used during the drive by shooting of a drug house.  The vehicle was towed to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department evidence yard where it was impounded for processing of evidence.   

The LoJack® System was installed in the Chevrolet Tahoe in January 2006, at Vandergriff Chevrolet-Geo, Arlington, Texas.