LoJack Helps Kent Police Recover Stolen Acura Integra, One Suspect Arrested

  • October 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 10, 2012, for the second time in two years, the owner of an Acura Integra LS was the victim of auto theft.  According to the victim, the vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex located in the 4600 block of West Lake Sammamish Parkway sometime during the late evening to early morning hours of September 9-10.  The Issaquah Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Acura.

A short while later, several agencies in King and Pierce counties received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. Kent Police Department officers followed the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer and located the car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 23800 block of 30th Avenue South in Kent. 

The vehicle, valued at approximately $3,700, was abandoned and did not appear to be damaged. Officers deployed a K9 unit in the area; a lone suspect was located and arrested.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Acura in February of 2000, when the car was purchased at Sterling McCall Acura in Houston, Texas.