The owner of a 2007 Honda CRV contacted the Montgomery County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 10600 Weymouth Street in the Bethesda area of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Montgomery County PD Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Honda. 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.
A short while later, detectives from the Montgomery County PD auto theft unit 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 area of 200 36th Street SE in Washington, DC. At this location, officers observed the Honda parked and unoccupied. Detectives conducted covert surveillance on the Honda and after a period of time the undamaged vehicle was recovered and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Honda CRV in May 2007 at Herson’s Honda in Rockville, Maryland.