Chevrolet Silverado Stolen and Recovered in Hanford, CA, by Officers Using LoJack

  • May 25, 2012
  • recovery stories

On April 26, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado returned home from work to discover that his home had been burglarized. The thieves had located the keys in his residence and stole the pickup. The owner quickly reported the burglary and vehicle theft to the Hanford Police Department.

Hanford Police completed a stolen vehicle report and had the Silverado’s information entered into the California state and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Silverado. Neither the owners nor law enforcement agents had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

Within minutes, officers from the Hanford Police Department began receiving the silent signal from the stolen pickup on their patrol vehicle’s LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC). The officers ran the reply code that appeared on their PTC display screens, and received a description of the stolen Silverado. Following the PTC’s tracking cues, the officers were directed to a parking lot in central Hanford, where they located the pickup, unoccupied and abandoned. The vehicle was intact and undamaged, and was released to the owner at the recovery scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the pickup in September of 2011.