The owner of a 2007 Audi A6 contacted the Olmsted Township Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen and that one set of keys had been missing for some time. Olmsted Township Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Audi.
Minutes later troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Audi 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 troopers determined that the vehicle was in motion. The troopers tracked the vehicle to a residential area of Cleveland and performed a felony stop.
The operator and one occupant were found to be in possession of illegal narcotics. They were both arrested for Receiving Stolen Property-Motor Vehicle and Violation of State Drug Law. The owner of the stolen Audi was able to respond to pick up her vehicle. Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip it or use it to commit additional crimes. This matter is to be further investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Audi A6 in March 2007 at Father & Sons Auto Group, Springfield, Massachusetts.