LoJack System Installed 15+ Years Ago Aids Oregon Police in Recovery of Stolen Honda Accord

  • August 7, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 7, 2012, the owner of a Honda Accord EX contacted the Gresham Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from the 800 block of NE Hood Street in Gresham sometime after 11:30PM the previous night. Gresham Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. 

Just twenty minutes later, an officer with the Gresham Police Department received the silent signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer located the vehicle in the at SE Powell Valley Road & SE Kane Drive. It was parked in an apartment complex parking lot and did not appear to be damaged. 

The vehicle was returned to the owner after it was processed for fingerprint evidence.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda Accord in January of 1997 at Don-A-Vee Jeep when it was purchased as a used car.  The current owner was not aware the car was equipped with LoJack.