Michigan State Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Chevrolet Impala, Arrest Fugitive on Multiple Charges

  • July 16, 2013

On November 6, 2012, the owner of a 2011 Chevrolet Impala contacted the Detroit Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from her residential driveway.

Detroit Police verified the theft and entered the Chevrolet’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Impala.

A short while later, a trooper with the Michigan State Police picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Impala on the Police Tracking Computers installed in her cruiser. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the trooper located the stolen Impala, parked and occupied in a shopping mall in Troy, Michigan.

The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.  Because of the fast recovery, there was no visible damage to the Impala and the suspect did not have enough time to strip it.  The suspect was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of Narcotics, and Resisting Arrest.  He was also had fugitive warrants for weapons and fraud charges.  The detectives are also following up on a credit card fraud.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Impala by George Mattick Chevrolet Car Sales in November 2010.  The owner was very happy that she had equipped her Impala with LoJack when she purchased it.