LoJack Helps Cleveland Area Police Recover Stolen Honda in Less than an Hour

  • August 31, 2012
  • recovery stories

On August 8, 2012, the owner of a 2004 Honda Civic contacted the Cleveland Heights Police Department to report that the vehicle was stolen from their residential driveway overnight.

Cleveland Heights Police 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 Honda.

A short while later, officers with the South Euclid Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their cruisers. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the cruisers located the stolen Honda, parked and unoccupied in residential area of Cleveland Heights.  It appeared that the suspect(s) had left the vehicle to “cool off”.       

Because of the fast recovery, the suspect(s) did not have enough time to strip the vehicle or use it to commit other crimes, and the only damage to the Honda was to the mirror and a tire.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda by Motorcars Honda in April 2007.  The owners were very happy that they equipped the Honda with LoJack when they purchased it.