The owner of a 2005 Toyota Corolla contacted the Baltimore Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking from the area of 1900 Fairmount Avenue. The Baltimore PD Radio dispatched a 7th District officer to investigate the incident. The officer arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota Corolla.
A short while later, flight officers from the Baltimore PD aviation unit and detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their helicopters and patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight officers and detectives tracked the Toyota to 1900 W. Mulberry Street in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the Toyota parked and unoccupied. Detectives had the Toyota towed for forensic processing relating to the carjacking.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Toyota Corolla during May 2005 at CarMax 7806 in Laurel, Maryland.