The owners of a 2003 BMW 325I contacted the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home driveway overnight.
The Tangipahoa SO verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the BMW 325I.
A short while later deputies from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputies tracked the BMW as it was driven in the area of I-12 and Airline Hwy in Baton Rouge. The deputies along with back up followed the BMW off of the interstate and conducted a felony vehicle stop. The deputies noticed the license plate on the stolen BMW had been switched out to conceal its stolen status. The driver and passenger were removed from the BMW and placed under arrest relative to possession of the stolen BMW and violations of switched license plate.
The owners were contacted and arrived on the scene to take possession of their BMW in great shape.
The LoJack® System was installed in the BMW 325I in March 2007 by Wolfchase Toyota in Cordova, TN.