LoJack System Helps Prince William County Police Department Recover Stolen Mercedes Benz

  • November 8, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2007 Mercedes Benz S-500contacted the Prince William County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from in front of their home in Prince William County, Virginia. Prince William 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 2007 Mercedes Benz S-500.

A short while later, officers from Anne Arundel County Police Department  in  Maryland picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2007 Mercedes Benz S-500 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 the intersection of Briar Bridge Lane and Astilbe Way in the Odenton area of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked & unoccupied. Officers recovered the undamaged vehicle and notified the owner.

Approximate value of vehicle: $13,575.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Mercedes Benz S-500 in July, 2008 at ASC Pre-Owned Mercedes Benz in Alexandria, Virginia.