The owner of a 2011 Ford Escape contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in the 7200 Pahls Farm Way in the Pikesville area of Baltimore County, Maryland. The Baltimore County PD Radio dispatched an officer from the 4th Precinct to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Ford. When the officer was unable to locate the Ford, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. Investigation by the officer on scene determined that the owner had left the key to the Ford inside and the vehicle unlocked. 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 Ford Escape.
A short while later detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 Ford to the 2400 block Winchester Street in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At that location, officers observed the Ford parked and unoccupied. The undamaged Ford was recovered by the officers and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2011 Ford Escape in July 2011 at Koon’s Ford of Baltimore in Maryland.