The owner of a 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis 4-door sedan contacted the Juno Beach Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. The owner advised that while they were delivering newspapers, leaving the keys in the car and the motor running, someone stole their Mercury. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically transmits an activation command to the LoJack® System concealed in the Mercury to begin broadcasting its signal.
Later in the morning, an auto theft task force investigator picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Grand Marquis on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC). The PTC enables law enforcement officers to track, locate and recover stolen vehicles quickly and safely. The investigator began tracking the stolen Mercury by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC screen. The investigator, along with their backup from the Riviera Beach Police Department, located the Mercury parked in the driveway of a home in the 2000 block of Avenue H. The Mercury was recovered, released to the owner, who responded to the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2002 Mercury Grand Marquis in December 2001 at Maroone Lincoln/Mercury of Lake Park, Florida.