LoJack Enables Lakewood Police to Quickly Recover Honda Civic Stolen in Tacoma

  • August 9, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 9, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Tacoma Police Department to report the vehicle stolen during the previous night from the 1600 block of South 41st Street. Tacoma Police verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s identification number into the state and federal crime computers. This process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Less than twenty five minutes later, officers with the Lakewood Police Department 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 officers quickly tracked the vehicle to the 9700 block of 18th Avenue Court South, where they located it in an apartment complex parking area.  The vehicle was abandoned and did not appear to be damaged. Tacoma officers handled the recovery and transported the grateful owner to the scene to claim his vehicle.

 The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic in January of 2009 at Titus Will Ford when it was purchased as a used vehicle.