LoJack Early Warning Enables Snohomish Deputies to Quickly Recover Stolen Honda, 1 Arrested

  • January 29, 2013
  • recovery stories

In the early morning hours of December 16, 2012, the owner of a 2003 Honda Accord EX received an Early Warning Alert from LoJack.  Early Warning is a LoJack feature that calls the owner of the vehicle when it moves without the presence of a LoJack Key Pass.  The owner, who parked the car near Columbia & Post in Seattle, verified that the vehicle was in fact stolen and reported the theft to the Seattle Police Department.  Seattle Police entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Minutes later, Snohomish County deputies received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  One deputy observed the vehicle passing him in the opposite direction in the 400 block of 128th Avenue Southwest.  He activated his emergency lights and the driver sped off.  A PIT maneuver was used to end the pursuit and the driver was taken into custody, but only after he resisted arrest and was subdued with a Taser.  He was booked into jail on multiple charges.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda Accord in January of 2006 when it was purchased at Honda of Fife.  The approximate value is $6,500