LoJack® System Helps Baltimore County Police Department Recover Stolen BMW

  • January 12, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2005 BMW 645 convertible contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in the 7300 block Linden Avenue in the White Marsh area of Baltimore County, Maryland. Police conducted a preliminary investigation on the scene and determined that the BMW was in fact stolen and completed a stolen vehicle report.

The Baltimore County PD 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.

A short while later officers from the Regional Auto Theft Team and Aviation Unit, “Foxtrot” picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen BMW with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the BMW to the 1200 block Etting Street in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City. At that location, officers observed the BMW being operated by the theft suspect. Officers attempted to stop the BMW however the suspect/driver stopped the vehicle and fled the location on foot. Officers chased the suspect and placed him under arrest. During the booking process it was discovered that the suspect was wanted on several outstanding arrests warrants for burglary in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The undamaged BMW was recovered by police and the owner notified.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 BMW 645 during February 2007 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.