The owner of a 2007 Lexus LS460 contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 2200 Belair Road in the northeast area Baltimore City. The Baltimore City PD Radio dispatched an officer from the 4th District to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the Lexus. When the officer was unable to locate the Lexus 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 Lexus LS460.
A short while later, flight officers from the Baltimore City PD aviation unit and detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Lexus 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 flight officers and detectives tracked the Lexus to the area of 2400 Liberty Heights Avenue on the parking lot of Mondawmin Mall in the western area of Baltimore City. At this location officers located the Lexus parked and unoccupied. Surveillance was conducted for a period of time and when no one returned to the Lexus the undamaged vehicle was then recovered by police and the owner notified.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Lexus LS460 in May 2007 at Lexus of Rockville in Maryland.