The owner of a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during an armed carjacking in the area of 1000 Broadway in Baltimore City, Maryland. The Baltimore City Police Department Radio dispatched an officer from the 3rd District to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Mitsubishi. When the officer was unable to locate the Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi.
A short while later, officers from the Baltimore City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Mitsubishi 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 Mitsubishi to the area of 2800 Greenmount Avenue in the Harwood area of Baltimore City. At this location, officers observed the Mitsubishi being operated by two suspects. With the assistance of Baltimore City PD Aviation “Foxtrot” and ground patrol units a felony vehicle stop was performed and both suspects were arrested. The Mitsubishi was then recovered by police and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse in July 2006 at JBA Chevrolet in Glen Burnie, Maryland.