LoJack System Helps Fairfax Police Department Recover Stolen Audi A4

  • May 24, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2018 Audi A4 contacted the Fairfax Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from 11500 Cavalier Landing Court in the area of Fairfax, Virginia. Fairfax 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. Investigation by the on scene officer determined the vehicle stolen after left unattended with the keys in the ignition. 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 2018 Audi A4.

A short while later, flight officers from the Prince George’s County Police Department from Maryland picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2018 Audi A4 with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to a location in Arlington, Virginia. While waiting for patrol officers to respond a suspect entered the vehicle and drove away from the location and back in to Fairfax, Virginia. Fairfax Police Department patrol officers were able to perform a felony vehicle stop and arrest the suspect in the 9500 block Wythal Lane in Burke, Virginia. Police recovered the undamaged vehicle and the owner notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $34,250.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2018 Audi A4 in November 2017 at Audi of Chantilly in Chantilly, Virginia.