Stolen Acura Integra Quickly Recovered by Monterey Police Using LoJack, One Suspect Arrested

  • September 25, 2012
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On September 1, 2012, the owner of an Acura Integra contacted Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Station to report his vehicle stolen. LASD deputies 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.

Minutes later, an officer with the Monterey Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their police vehicle.  The officer was just exiting the police department’s parking lot, and notified other local units that the signal was very strong in the area. Responding units began tracking the signal into the city of Alhambra. There, they located the vehicle, parked in a parking lot car port. The officers observed one person standing by the driver’s side, and several others on the passenger side. All of the individuals were detained and questioned.

One of the individuals identified the suspect on the driver’s side as the thief, and that suspect was detained for further investigation. Investigation revealed that the suspect was on parole, and in possession of several burglary tools. He was later arrested and booked on multiple felony charges.

The undamaged Acura was stored and later released to the grateful owner. The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Acura Integra months earlier, on March 30, 2012.