On Monday, May 7, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Infiniti M45 called the Baltimore County Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. The Baltimore County officers prepared a stolen vehicle report and had the Infiniti’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, thereby activating the LoJack transponder concealed inside the vehicle.
A few hours later, officers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s 15th District began to pick up the LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Tracking Computers (PTCs) installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the PTCs, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 1600 Loney Street. There, they located the vehicle parked in a rear driveway of a residence. The officers cautiously approached the vehicle and determined that it was unoccupied.
Investigators from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Major Crimes Auto Squad were in the area and monitoring the Police Radio activity from Northeast Band. The investigators notified Police Radio that they were responding to the scene to conduct a proper and thorough investigation. The investigators arrived on location, confiscated the vehicle to be processed for physical evidence and surveyed the area for witnesses.
This incident remains under investigation by the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad and Baltimore County Auto Theft Investigators.
- 2003 Infiniti
- 2003 Infiniti M45
- Baltimore County
- Baltimore County Auto Theft Investigators
- Baltimore County Police Department
- Infiniti M45
- J.B.A. Infiniti
- May 2012
- ongoing investigation
- parked and abandoned
- parked in residential driveway
- Philadelphia Police Department
- processed for evidence
- unoccupied vehicle