LoJack Aids Westchester County Aviation & Newburgh Police Recover Stolen Honda Ridgeline

  • July 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 15, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Honda Ridgeline contacted the New York Police Department’s 47th precinct to report his vehicle stolen from East 214th Street in the northeast section of the Bronx. NYPD officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

A short time later, a pilot/detective assigned to the Westchester County Aviation Unit picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his department’s helicopter. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the detective tracked and located the unoccupied vehicle parked on Fletcher Drive near Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY, located in Orange County. The detective contacted the Newburgh Police Department, who was also tracking the LoJack signal in their police vehicle equipped with a LoJack tracking computer.

Newburgh officers conducted surveillance on the vehicle for several hours, but when no one returned to the car, the undamaged Honda was impounded for safekeeping and later returned to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Ridgeline on October 11, 2010 at Hudson Nissan in Jersey City, New Jersey.