On December 24, 2012, the owner of this Acura TL discovered it missing from his residence in the 900 block of North Holland Street in Portland. It was taken sometime between 8:30 a.m. on December 23rd and 12 noon on December 24th. The crime was reported to the Portland Police Bureau, who verified the theft and entered the VIN into the NCIC stolen vehicle database. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.
Later that afternoon, a Portland Police Bureau officer received the silent signal transmitting from the stolen Acura on the LoJack Tracker in his patrol car. He followed the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, and located the vehicle in the 2000 block of North Lombard Street. It was abandoned and did not appear to be damaged.
The vehicle was returned to the owner who purchased it as a used car and did not know it was equipped with LoJack.
The LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Acura TL in September of 2001 at Hoehn Acura when it was purchased as a used car.