Chevrolet Tahoe Stolen in Brooklyn Recovered by NYPD in Queens, Only Minor Damage

  • June 11, 2012
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe parked and locked his vehicle on the street where he lives in East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, confines of the 70pct. When he returned for the vehicle on the afternoon of May 8, 2012, he found it missing and immediately called the New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct.

New York officers arrived on the scene and took a written report, then had this information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Tahoe, thereby prompting it to begin emitting a silent homing signal.

A short while later, the Police of the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit picked up the Tahoe’s signal and began tracking it using the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTC, the officers ultimately located the Tahoe in the South Ozone Park section of Queens, confines of the 113th Precinct. As the Tahoe was abandoned on a residential street, the officers decided to conduct surveillance on the vehicle. When no one returned for the vehicle after some time, they took it into custody. The vehicle was recovered with minor damage to the ignition and steering column.

The police contacted the owner, who was elated to learn that her vehicle was recovered so quickly, and with such minor damage.