LoJack Helps Portland Police Recover Honda Civic Stolen in Gresham, 2 Suspects Arrested

  • November 26, 2012
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of October 17, 2012, the owner of a Honda Civic LX heard the vehicle start and drive away from his residence in the 17700 block of NE Wasco in Gresham, Oregon. The owner immediately contacted the Gresham Police Department to report the theft.

Gresham Police 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.

Later that morning, an officer with the Portland Police Bureau received the Honda’s silent LoJack homing signal on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer located the vehicle at a residence on SE 168th Avenue. Two suspects were detained for questioning and arrested. One additional stolen vehicle was also identified and recovered.

The Honda was returned to the owner after it was processed for fingerprint evidence.  It did not appear to have any damage.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda Civic in June of 2001 at Scott Robinson Honda, when it was purchased as a used car.  The current owner was not aware the car was equipped with LoJack.