LoJack Aids Hollywood (FL) Police in Recovery of Stolen Honda Civic, Suspects Released

  • November 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

According to sources, on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, the owner of a Honda Civic 2-door coupe contacted the Pembroke Pines Police Department to report the vehicle stolen. Apparently, after the owner’s daughter and boyfriend were arrested, the car was left parked in a parking lot in the 1800 block of University Drive. When the owner returned for the vehicle, he was not able to locate it, and reported it stolen.

Pembroke Pines officers verified the theft and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a Hollywood Police Department officer picked up the Honda’s silent LoJack homing signal on the LoJack Police Tracking computer (PTC) installed in his patrol car. Following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen, the officer tracked the vehicle through the western section of Hollywood. Eventually, the officer, along with backup, located the Honda at the pump of a gas station on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and US 441.

The officers performed a “felony stop” on the vehicle and apprehended the occupants. The officers detained the suspects in their patrol cars. The tracking officer made contact with the owner to inform him that the vehicle was located. The owner stated that he all he wanted was his car recovered and that he didn’t want to press charges against the individuals caught in the car. The vehicle was recovered, released to the owner at the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic 2-door coupe on December 7, 1998 at Maroone Honda of Miami in Miami, Florida, and has been protecting it ever since.