Prince Georges County Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Chevrolet Van, One Arrested

  • January 15, 2013
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On December 14, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Chevrolet C-35 van contacted the Prince Georges County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 7500 block of Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton, Maryland.

Prince Georges County Police verified the theft and entered the Chevrolet’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the van.

A short while later, officers from the Prince Georges County Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Chevrolet on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the moving vehicle to the 5800 block of Coolidge Street in the Capitol Heights area of Prince Georges County. The officers performed a vehicle stop and placed the driver under arrest for auto theft. They recovered the undamaged vehicle and returned it to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Chevrolet C-35 van in June of 2004 at Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, Maryland.