On January 18, 2013 the owner of a 2001Volvo S-40 contacted the Fairfax County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 13000 block of Flowing Brook Court in Chantilly, Virginia.
Fairfax County 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 Volvo.
A short while later, deputies from the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Mercedes on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the 8500 block of Stonewall Road in Manassas, Virginia. There, the deputies located the unoccupied stolen Volvo. The vehicle was recovered by the police and returned to the owner.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed into the Volvo in July of 2002 at Herb Gordon Volvo in Silver Spring, Maryland.