LoJack System Helps Montgomery County Police Department Recover Stolen Hyundia

  • September 6, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2012 Hyundia Sonata contacted the Montgomery County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in the area of 13000 Modrad Way in Silver Spring, Maryland. Montgomery County Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject 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 2012 Hyundia Sonata.

A short while later, officers from the United States Park Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2012 Hyundia Sonata 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 1700 Seaton Place NW in Washington, DC. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. Officers recovered the stolen vehicle and notified the owner.

Approximate value of vehicle: $8,525.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2012 Hyundia Sonata in June, 2015 at Herb Gordon Nissan in Silver Spring, Maryland.