The owner of a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant awoke and discovered their car missing. They contacted the Miami Police Department to report their Mitsubishi stolen. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report, theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime information computers which automatically activates the LoJack® System concealed in the Mitsubishi.
Later that morning, while on routine patrol, a Miami-Dade Police Department Special Patrol Bureau officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Galant on their on-board LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in law enforcement patrol vehicles, helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The officer began tracking the stolen Mitsubishi by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The officer, along with their backup, located the 4-door sedan beneath I-95near SW 3rd Avenue and SW 4th Street. The officer observed two subjects in the Mitsubishi and promptly arrested both for the theft of the vehicle. The Mitsubishi was recovered, removed from state and federal crime information computer systems by the entering agency and towed to the police impound yard for safekeeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant in April 2001 at CarMax #7118 Laurel in Maryland.