LoJack System Helps District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department Recover Stolen Kia

  • November 27, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2010 Kia Solara contacted the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 2000 Rhode Island Avenue NW in Washington, DC. District of Columbia Metropolitan 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 2010 Kia Solara.

Within minutes, officers from the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2010 Kia Solara 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 2100 Lincoln Road NE in Washington, DC. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The undamaged vehicle was recovered and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $6,400.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2010 Kia Solara in October, 2009 at Ball Automotive in National City, California.