A resident of Milton, Massachusetts and owner of a 2007 Toyota was sightseeing in Philadelphia. The vehicle owner contacted the Philadelphia Police to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of Philadelphia City Hall. The vehicle owner called 911 and Philadelphia Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and searched the area for the stolen vehicle. When the assigned officer could not locate the vehicle, the officer prepared a stolen vehicle report.
The Philadelphia Police Crime Information Center verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Several minutes after the broadcast of the LoJack Activation Signal Philadelphia Police 9th District Officers picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in Philadelphia Police patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the signal to the area of 1900 Market Street where the officers observed the subject vehicle which was parked at the curb. The officers cautiously approached the subject vehicle and determined that same was unoccupied. The subject vehicle was confiscated for safekeeping and the owner was notified.
The LoJack®System was installed in the Toyota Corolla on June of 2008 at Expressway Motors in Dorchester MA.