The owner of a 2009 Volkswagen Beetle contacted the Baltimore County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front their home during a residential burglary where the keys and vehicle were both taken in the Unit block Penny Lane in Pikesville. The Baltimore County 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 Volkswagen. When the officer was unable to locate the Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen.
A short while later, officers from the Baltimore County PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen to the intersection of Heritage Drive and Rockland Hills Drive in the Mount Washington area of Baltimore County. At this location, the officers observed the Volkswagen parked and unoccupied. The undamaged Volkswagen was then recovered and towed for forensic processing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Volkswagen Beetle in May 2009 at Ourisman Volkswagen in Laurel, Maryland.