LoJack Helps Multiple NJ Police Agencies Recover Stolen Honda Accord

  • October 17, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 2, 2012 the owner of a 2011 Honda Accord contacted the Newark Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from in front of his home in the City of Newark.

The Newark 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.

Minutes later, patrol officers from four police agencies had picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda Accord on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers from the Irvington Police Department, Elizabeth Police Department, the Union County Police and the Essex County Sheriff’s Department tracked the vehicle throughout the day. The vehicle was in motion, making it difficult to locate. Due to the persistence of all the law enforcement agencies, the vehicle was recovered by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department, parked and unoccupied in the City of Newark. The vehicle had not been damaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2011 Honda Accord on September 3, 2011 at Metro Honda in Jersey City, New Jersey.