The owner of a 2016 Dodge Journey recently discovered that the vehicle had had been stolen from a parking space in the area of Rugby and Sharpnack Streets. The Dodge owner called 911 and the Philadelphia 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 Dodge. When the officer was unable to locate the Dodge a stolen vehicle report was prepared and taken to the Philadelphia PD 14th District HQ. The stolen vehicle information was then entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Dodge.
A short while later a uniformed Philadelphia PD officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Dodge 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 officer tracked the signal to the area of 2500 N 34th Street. The officer observed the parked Dodge and cautiously approached same to discover that the vehicle was unoccupied. The officer notified the Philadelphia PD Radio and a tow truck was dispatched to secure the stolen Dodge. The owner of the Dodge was notified regarding the recovery and the stolen vehicle information was removed from the police computer system thus deactivating the LoJack in the vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Dodge Journey in December 2016 at Enterprise Auto Sales in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.