LoJack Helps Baltimore County Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Toyota Corolla

  • December 28, 2012
  • recovery stories

On December 5, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Toyota Corolla contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 6600 block of Collingsdale Road in Towson, Maryland. At the time of theft, this vehicle was valued in excess of $12,000.

Baltimore County Police verified the theft and entered the Toyota’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Within minutes of the LoJack activation, flight officers in the Baltimore County Aviation Unit, “County Air 1”, picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Toyota on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the flight officers tracked the vehicle to the 100 block of S. Fulton Avenue in Baltimore City. There, the officers located the unoccupied stolen Toyota. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and the owner notified.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Corolla in November of 2007 at Jerry’s Toyota in Baltimore, Maryland.