LoJack® System Helps Hagerstown Police Department Recover Stolen Porsche Cayenne

  • March 22, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 2004 Porsche Cayenne contacted the Hagerstown Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their home in the Washington County area of Hagerstown, Maryland. The Hagerstown PD Radio dispatched an 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 Porsche, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The Hagerstown 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 Porsche.

A short while later officers from the Baltimore City Police Department Aviation Unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Porsche with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their helicopters. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the Porsche to the 1000 block N. Fulton Avenue in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City. At that location, officers observed the Porsche parked and unoccupied. Patrol Officers from the Baltimore City PD responded, recovered the undamaged Porsche and notified the owner.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2004 Porsche Cayenne in June 2008 at Mercedes Benz of Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia.