The owner of a 2015 Land Rover awoke to discover that his Land Rover was missing from the driveway of his residence. The vehicle owner placed a call to 911 and the Horsham Police Department dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the vehicle owner and then surveyed the area for the Land Rover with no luck. The investigating officer then arranged to have the stolen vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Land Rover.
Later on this same date, the Philadelphia Police Department Aviation Unit notified PD Radio that the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) assigned to the aircraft had intercepted the signal from the stolen Land Rover. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the aviation officers tracked the signal to the southwest section of the city. Several Major Crimes Auto Squad Investigators in unmarked police vehicles equipped with PTC’s rushed to the area along with Highway Patrol units. Taking directions from the aviation unit officers who were now reducing the altitude of the airship, the ground units soon located the Land Rover which was found to be parked and unoccupied. The airship photographed the Land Rover and the marked police vehicles left the area. Major Crimes Auto Squad Investigators placed the Land Rover under surveillance for a period of time. This surveillance had negative results and the decision was made to confiscate the Land Rover for investigation. The Horsham PD were notified and related that they would conduct a joint investigation with the Philadelphia Police Major Crimes Auto Squad.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Land Rover in April 2015 at Ray Catena Jaguar Land Rover.