LoJack Helps Baltimore City Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Hyundai Sonata, One Arrested

  • January 29, 2013
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On January 11, 2013, the owner of a 2010 Hyundai Sonata contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from Cator Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore City Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Hyundai.

A short while later, flight officers in the Baltimore City’s Aviation Unit, “Foxtrot”, and detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Hyundai on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter and vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the flight officers and detectives tracked the vehicle to the 2900 Block of Wichita Avenue in the northwest area of Baltimore City. There, the detectives located the stolen Hyundai and placed the operator under arrest. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Hyundai Sonota in April of 2011at Enterprise 1851in White Marsh, Maryland.