The owner of a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 2300 Belair Road in Baltimore City. The Baltimore City PD 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 Chrysler. When the officer was unable to locate the Chrysler 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 Chrysler. Investigation on scene by officers determined that the Chrysler was stolen after it was left unattended with the keys in the ignition.
A short while later, officers from the Baltimore City PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Chrysler 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 Chrysler to the area of 3300 Dorithan Road in the East Arlington area of Baltimore City.
At this location, officers observed the Chrysler being operated by the theft suspect. With the assistance of the aviation unit overhead a felony vehicle stop was performed and the operator placed under arrest for vehicle theft. The undamaged Chrysler was then recovered and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2001 Chrysler Town and Country in April 2001 at Ourisman Chrysler in Clarksville, Maryland.