Baltimore City Air & Ground Units Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Toyota Sienna at Motel, 2 Arrested

  • March 30, 2013
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On February 21, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Toyota Sienna contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 7200 block of Chippenham Place in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County, Maryland. At the time of theft this vehicle was valued in excess of $14,000.

Baltimore County Police Department 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 Toyota.

A short while later, flight officers in the Baltimore City Aviation Unit, “Foxtrot”, 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 a motel in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway in Baltimore City. There, officers located the unoccupied stolen Toyota in the parking lot. Investigation led officers to the motel office, where they found that two theft suspects had recently registered in the complex and listed the stolen vehicle on the registration card. Officers responded to the room and arrested both suspects. Police recovered the undamaged vehicle and notified the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Toyota Sienna in August, 2007 at Koons Ford in Baltimore, Maryland.