The owners of a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 1500 block Eastern Avenue after the vehicle was left unattended with keys in the ignition in Baltimore City. The Baltimore PD Radio dispatched a Southeast District officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the Chevrolet, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The Baltimore City PD then 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 Chevrolet Cruze.
A short while later officers from the Baltimore County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chevrolet Cruze with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles and helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Chevrolet to the intersection of Patterson Avenue and Duvall Drive in the Woodlawn area of Baltimore County, Maryland. At that location, officers observed the Chevrolet being operated by the theft suspects. Officers performed a felony vehicle stop and placed both theft suspects under arrest. The undamaged Chevrolet was recovered by police and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in September 2015 at Chevrolet of Turnersville in New Jersey.