The owner of a 2009 Honda Pilot contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in the Cockeysville area of Baltimore County, Maryland. The Baltimore County PD Radio dispatched an officer from the 7th Precinct 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 Honda, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer 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 Honda Pilot.
A short while later detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the Honda to the 3100 block Chesley Avenue in the Woodring area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At that location, detectives observed the Honda parked and unoccupied. Detectives conducted a covert surveillance of the Honda and after a short period of time two subjects returned to the vehicle and attempted to leave the area in the vehicle. A felony vehicle stop was conducted and the two subjects were arrested. Recovered from the pocket of one of the subjects was a key to a Kia Sedona. A check of the subject’s address recovered a Kia Sedona that was not Lojack equipped and had been reported stolen in Baltimore County. Also, a check of the immediate area around the suspect’s home recovered a Dodge vehicle that was also not Lojack equipped and had also been reported stolen in Baltimore County.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Honda Pilot in October 2008 at Heritage Honda of Baltimore in Maryland.