LoJack Helps Raleigh Police Recover Possibly Stolen Honda Civic, Located Missing Person Safe

  • December 8, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 30, 2012, the owner of a 2012 Honda Civic – and the vehicle – was reported missing to the Montgomery County Police Department in Rockville, Maryland. According to family members, the owner had been missing since November 16, and the owner’s life might be in danger. Based on the family’s knowledge, the missing Honda Civic was equipped with a LoJack Vehicle Recovery System. A court order was issued to enable LoJack to assist law enforcement in locating the missing person.

Montgomery County Police verified the missing person report and complied with the court order to enter the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda Civic.

In less than two hours and more than two hundred and fifty miles away from the Maryland residence, officers of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the Raleigh Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to an apartment complex off New Bern Avenue, in the northeast sector of Raleigh.  The Honda was located in a parking space in the 5400 block of Morning Creek Parkway at River Shadow Court.  A quick search of the nearest apartment building resulted in offers locating the missing person.  The person was found to be safe and in Raleigh on their own free will.  The Honda Civic was removed from the state and federal computers.  No further action was taken regarding the missing person.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic in August of 2012 at Criswell Honda in Germantown, Maryland.