Honda Civic Stolen in Holyoke Recovered in Dorchester by MA State Troopers

  • June 30, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the evening of May 7, 2012, the owner of a Honda Civic contacted the Holyoke Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from where it was parked outside of their residence in Holyoke. The Holyoke Police Department verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, troopers with the MASP-GATSF picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from their LoJack computers, the troopers were able to track the stolen Honda to a densely populated area of Dorchester, where they located the vehicle in a parking lot behind a tenement on Columbus Avenue.

The recovering troopers had the vehicle towed from the scene for safekeeping until the Holyoke Police Department could notify the owner of its recovery. The Honda had sustained damage to its ignition.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic DX in March of 2004.