LAPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Acura Integra, Arrest One for Grand Theft Auto

  • November 12, 2012
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On October 15, 2012, the owner of an Acura Integra contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report his vehicle stolen.

LAPD verified the theft and entered the Acura’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Less than an hour later, officers from the El Monte Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars. After obtaining a description of the Acura, they continued tracking and located the vehicle in the 11900 block of Bonwood, parked in the driveway of a residence. The officers approached the residence and knocked on the door.  A male subject came out and was questioned about the stolen Acura in his driveway.  He informed the officers that he had purchased the vehicle for $1,800; however, he had no proof of sale or title. The suspect was then arrested and booked for Grand Theft Auto.

The undamaged vehicle, valued at $5,000, was stored for safekeeping and later released to its owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Acura Integra on February 20, 1999 at Acura 101.