The owners of a 2005 Toyota Highlander contacted the Yeadon Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. Delaware County Police Radio dispatched a Yeadon police officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and searched the area for the stolen vehicle. When the officer could not locate the vehicle, the officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and arranged for the information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Later on this same date 10-14-14 members of the Philadelphia Police Aviation Division reported to Philadelphia Police Radio that they had picked up the silent LoJack signals from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the aviation officers tracked the signal out of the city limits and into Lower Merion Pennsylvania. The aviation officers notified Philadelphia Police Radio that they would be switching their radio system from Philadelphia to Montgomery County and notifying Lower Merion Police of the situation. The aviation officers continued to reduce the altitude of the police helicopter and track the signal over Lower Merion Township and relayed the information to Lower Merion marked police ground units. Following the directions of the aviation officers, the Lower Merion police were able to quickly locate the unoccupied vehicle and recover same.
Lower Merion PD confiscated the vehicle for safekeeping and notified the Yeadon Police Department regarding the recovery.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Toyota Highlander at Conicelli Toyota of Springfield PA on 10-23-2005.
- Delaware County
- Lower Merion Pennsylvania
- Lower Merion Police
- Lower Merion Township
- Montgomery County
- Pennsylvania Main Line
- Philadelphia Police Aviation Division
- Toyota Highlander
- Yeadon Police Department