On June 11, 2012, the owner of a Honda Accord contacted the Auburn Police department to report the vehicle stolen. According to the victim, the vehicle was taken sometime during the night from the victim’s residence in the 5600 block of South 296th Court in Auburn. When the owner awoke that morning, the vehicle was missing. Auburn Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.
Just ten minutes later, Washington State Patrol troopers received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the troopers quickly tracked the vehicle to the 2500 block of South 302nd Place in Federal Way, where it was found abandoned. The vehicle did not appear to be damaged.
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda in November of 2003 at Lynnwood Honda when it was purchased as a used vehicle.