On July 5, 2012, the owner of a 2002 BMW X5 contacted the Everett Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence in Everett, Massachusetts. Everett officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the BMW X5.
A short while later, Massachusetts State Police troopers and Everett officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen BMW on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the troopers and officers observed the stolen BMW in heavy traffic on Route 16 in the Medford/Everett area and gave chase. Due to the amount of traffic, the operator of the BMW pulled into a shopping mall parking lot, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. The troopers followed and apprehended the suspect a few blocks away. The suspect was transported to the State Police Barracks in Medford for processing on several felony charges. Police had the undamaged vehicle towed from the scene for safekeeping until the owners could be notified by the Everett Police of the recovery.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2002 BMW X5 in November of 2002 at Herb Chambers Boston BMW.