The owner of a 2000 Toyota Avalon contacted the Baltimore City Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 2500 Loyola Northway in Baltimore City, Maryland. Baltimore City Police Radio dispatched an officer from the 5th 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. 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 2000 Toyota Avalon.
A short while later, detectives from the Regional Auto Theft Team picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2000 Toyota Avalon 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 2700 Greenmount Avenue in the Harwood area of Baltimore City, Maryland. At this location, detectives observed the vehicle being operated by the theft suspects. A felony vehicle stopped was performed and three suspects were arrested. The undamaged vehicle was recovered by police, and the owner notified.
Approximate value of vehicle: $6,375.00
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2000 Toyota Avalon in January, 2000 at Russel Toyota in Catonsville, Maryland.