The owner of a 2003 Toyota Camry resides in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The owner reports that he was visiting Chester, Pennsylvania, and had experienced a flat tire. The emergency spare tire was in place on the Toyota and the vehicle was legally parked in the street. The Toyota owner further reports that when he returned to the parking space, he discovered that the vehicle had been stolen. A call was placed to 911 and the Chester City Police Department dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Toyota. When the Toyota could not be located, the officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and arranged for the vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Toyota.
Minutes later an officer from the Chester Township Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Toyota with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the signal into Chester City. The Chester Township PD officer notified police radio of the situation and a Chester City PD marked police unit was dispatched to assist the Chester Township PD officer. Taking directions from the PTC in the Chester Township PD vehicle, the officers tracked the signal to a locked garage in the area of 6th Street in Chester City. The officers quickly determined that the Toyota was contained inside this garage. The Chester City PD made contact with the garage owner and the Toyota was subsequently recovered.
This incident remains under investigation by the Chester City PD.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Toyota Camry in August 2003 at Toyota of Turnersville in New Jersey.