LoJack Helps LAPD Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Honda Accord, Arrest Suspect on Probation

  • December 2, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 17, 2012, the owner’s of a Honda Accord contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.

LAPD 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, LAPD’s Air-16 flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda.  They broadcasted a request for additional units to respond to the area of Monon and St. George Streets. They then relayed to the assisting units that a male subject had exited the driver’s door and was walking east into an alley near apartments in the 3600 block of Monon Street. Responding units observed a suspect matching the description exiting an apartment and detained this suspect; the Helicopter Tactical Flight Officer was able to positively identify this subject as the driver. The suspect was arrested without further incident and booked for Grand Theft Auto. Detectives learned that this suspect was on formal probation and filed 8 felony counts on the suspect with the LA City Attorney.

The Honda was later released to the victim, undamaged. Value of this recovery is estimated at $6,500.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord at Buerge Motors on December 26, 2006.