On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, a Philadelphia cab company discovered that one of their multi passenger vans was missing from the fleet in Northwest Philadelphia. Company supervisors called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. After verifying the theft, Philadelphia Police entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Dodge.
A short while later, officers from the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northwest Division and members of the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen van on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of 5300 Belfield Avenue, where they observed the parked van. The officers cautiously approached the van and determined that it was unoccupied. The vehicle owner was notified and arrived on location to take possession of the undamaged vehicle.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Dodge Van on February 9, 2005 at Accessible Vans and Mobility in Cinnaminson New Jersey.
- 2005 Dodge
- 2005 Dodge van
- abandoned vehicle
- Accessible Van and Mobility
- Accessible Van and Mobility Cinnaminson NJ
- Dodge van
- no damage
- parked and abandoned
- Philadelphia Police Department
- Philadelphia Police Department's Northwest Division
- Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad
- September 2012
- undamaged vehicle
- unoccupied vehicle