The owner of a Ford Fusion recently discovered that his vehicle had had been stolen from within the jurisdiction of Camden County, New Jersey. The Ford owner called 911 and the Camden County Police Department Radio dispatched a uniformed officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and then surveyed the area for the Ford. The Camden County PD verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Ford Fusion.
A short while later, members of the elite Philadelphia Police Department Highway Patrol were patrolling the eastern section of Philadelphia. The officers reported that they had picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Ford 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 highly trained officers tracked the signal to the area of Huntington Street and 7th Street. The officers observed the Ford which was pulling into a parking spot. The uniformed officers waited until innocent civilians were out of the area and then approached the Ford announcing “police” in a loud voice. The officers placed the operator of the Ford under arrest without incident and secured the stolen vehicle for safekeeping. The perpetrator was transported to Philadelphia PD East Detective Division where a Philadelphia PD detective was assigned to process the arrest. The perpetrator was charged with violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code related to theft and the Camden County PD was advised regarding the recovery of the Ford and the arrest.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Ford Fusion in August 2016 at Acura of Turnersville in New Jersey.