LoJack Recovery of Stolen Honda Minivan Leads to 2 Arrests of Possible Serial Burglars in MD

  • July 22, 2012
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On June 15, 2012, the owner of a 2007 Honda Odyssey minivan contacted the Montgomery County Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from the 18500 block of Split Rock Lane in Germantown, Maryland during a residential burglary at the location. Montgomery County Police Department police 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, detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the detectives tracked the vehicle to 900 Randolph Street NW in Washington, DC. There, the officers located the unoccupied Honda, and set up surveillance on the vehicle.

A brief while later, two men pulled up behind the Honda van in a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. A check of the Hyundai’s vehicle information revealed that it, too, had been stolen overnight during another residential burglary in Montgomery County. Officers immediately arrested the passenger, and arrested the driver after a brief foot chase. Both suspects were charged with felony burglary and auto theft. The suspects are under investigation for an additional 26 nighttime residential burglaries, in which a total of 20 vehicles were stolen.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Odyssey in January of 2008 at Hersons Honda.