A short while later, flight officers in the Philadelphia Police Helicopter Tach Air 1 picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the Chevrolet Malibu on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their aircraft. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the aviation officers tracked the signal to the area of Stenton Avenue in Northwest Philadelphia. Ground units from the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad responded to the area, and with the airship above, investigators quickly located the Malibu, secreted under a tarp.
The vehicle was towed to Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Headquarters, where it was processed for physical evidence and later returned to the owner. This incident remains under investigation.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu in December of 2011 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
- 2010 Chevrolet
- 2010 Chevrolet Malibu
- August 2012
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Enterprise Conshohocken
- ground units
- hidden under a tarp
- Northwest Philadelphia
- ongoing investigation
- Philadelphia PA
- Philadelphia Police Department
- Philadelphia Police Helicopter Tach Air 1
- Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad
- processed for physical evidence
- towed to headquarters