Springfield Police Using LoJack Stop Stolen Honda Accord, Arrest Three Suspects Inside

  • August 29, 2012
  • recovery stories

On the morning of July 18, 2012, the owner of a 2006 Honda Accord contacted the Springfield Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from outside of their residence sometime after midnight the previous night. The Springfield Police Department verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, officers from the Springfield Police Department and the MASP-GATSF picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the reported stolen vehicle to the area of Quebec Street in Springfield. There, they quickly located the unoccupied, parked vehicle. The troopers, in an unmarked vehicle, immediately set up surveillance on the vehicle; a short while later, they observed three suspects climb into the stolen Honda. With the aid of the Springfield officers, they blocked the vehicle in and then placed the three individuals under arrest on a number of felony charges. The suspects were transported from the scene for processing, and the vehicle towed from the scene for forensic processing and notification of the victim.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord in March of 2008 by Curry Honda/Subaru/Isuzu of Chicopee, Massachusetts      .