Vehicle: 1996 GMC Sonoma
Activation: West Valley City Police Department, West Valley City, Utah
Recovery: Salt Lake City Police Department, Salt Lake City, Utah
Dealership: Zz GMC of El Cajon, El Cajon, California
The owner of a 1996 GMC Sonoma contacted the West Valley City Police Department to report his vehicle stolen from the parking lot of his apartment complex in the 3600 block of 220 West. The owner had a roommate that was being evicted from the apartment and wanted to borrow the owners GMC to move. The owner denied any use of his truck and left the apartment so as not to cause an argument. When he returned he found that his GMC was missing and could not contact the ex-roommate. After several attempts to locate his GMC he contacted the police to report it missing.
West Valley City 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 GMC.
A short while later officers from Salt Lake City Police Department 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the intersection of Navajo and Glenrose where they found the GMC abandoned. Officers recovered the GMC and returned it to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the GMC Sonoma in April 1996 at Zz GMC of El Cajon, El Cajon, California.