2 Violent Suspects Arrested, Stolen Toyota Corolla and Loaded Handgun Recovered by MD Police

  • August 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 13, 2012, the owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla contacted the Prince Georges County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 3200 block of East Deaumont Street in Temple Hills, Maryland. At the time of theft, the vehicle was valued at over $13,000.

Prince Georges County Police Department police 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 Toyota

Within minutes, officers from the Prince Georges County Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Toyota to the 4800 block of St. Barnabas Road in Prince Georges County. The vehicle was parked at the time but was occupied by two male suspects. When the suspects observed the police, they both fled the vehicle on foot. Officers pursued the suspects, and after a brief foot chase, apprehended and arrested both individuals.  During the arrest, the police also recovered a loaded 40 caliber Taurus semi-automatic pistol. Both suspects had prior histories of violent felonies. The police recovered the undamaged Toyota and notified the grateful owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in December of 2009 at Beltway Toyota in Marlow Heights, Maryland.