The owner of a 1999 Toyota 4 Runner contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen during a carjacking in the area of 3500 Pulaski Highway in Baltimore City, Maryland. Baltimore City Police Radio dispatched an officer from the 2nd District to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. Investigation by the officer on scene determined that the vehicle was stolen after the owner/driver was forcibly removed from the vehicle and suspects drove away in the vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, 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 1999 Toyota 4 Runner.
Within minutes of the vehicle being entered into NCIC, officers from the Baltimore City Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 1999 Toyota 4 Runner 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 officers tracked the vehicle to 2000 E. Biddle Street in the Madison-Eastend area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location officers observed the vehicle being operated by the theft suspect. Patrol officers, with the assistance of Baltimore Police Aviation Unit overhead, then performed a felony vehicle stop and arrested the suspect. Officers recovered the stolen vehicle and notified the owner.
Approximate value of vehicle: $4,750.00