LAPD Officers Using LoJack Recover Stolen Honda Odyssey with Minor Damage, Arrest Driver

  • July 22, 2012
  • recovery stories

On June 25, 2012, the owners of a 2002 Honda Odyssey contacted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to report their vehicle stolen from their apartment parking garage  in Los Angeles. The LAPD 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 while later, LAPD Southeast Division officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles and requested Air-18 to assist. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officer in Air-18 directed the Southeast ground units to the vehicle’s location at 79th and Hoover Streets. The officers observed the vehicle being driven by one male suspect. When requested back-up units arrived, they conducted a high-risk traffic stop taking the suspect into custody. The suspect was arrested for Driving without Owners Consent. The vehicle was recovered with minor damage and is valued at $7,925.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Odyssey on March 12, 2002 at Keys Woodland Hills Honda, California.