LoJack System Helps Baltimore City Police Department Recover Stolen Acura TSX One in Custody

  • December 30, 2018
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2009 Acura TSX contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 5200 Cuthbert Avenue in Baltimore City, Maryland. Baltimore City Police Radio dispatched an officer from the 6th District 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. Investigation by the officer on scene found that the vehicle was stolen after it was left with the keys in the ignition and unattended. 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 2009 Acura TSX.

A short while later, detectives from Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2009 Acura TSX 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 detectives tracked the vehicle to the 300 N. Front Street in the Midtown area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location, detectives observed the vehicle being operated by the theft suspect. A felony vehicle stop was performed and the driver arrested. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $8,425.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2009 Acura TSX in October, 2011 at Acura West in Baltimore, Maryland.