LAPD Uses LoJack to Recover Stolen Acura Integra for 2nd Time — Suspect Arrested After Chase

  • November 12, 2012
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On October 15, 2012, the owners of an Acura Integra contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

LAPD officers 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.

Minutes later, LAPD Van Nuys patrol officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked and located the Acura in the area of the 14500 block of Burbank Boulevard. The officers conducted a traffic stop and interviewed the driver, who was in possession of the keys. When the officers determined that the vehicle was cold-plated, the suspect fled on foot. Officers set up a perimeter, and requested assistance from the K-9. The suspect was quickly located and taken into custody for auto theft-related charges without further incident. The vehicle, valued at $4,225, was recovered and impounded for safekeeping.

This is the second time hat the vehicle was reported stolen, tracked and recovered by officers using LoJack.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on March 15, 1996 at Acura West.