LoJack Helps King County Deputies Recover Honda Civic Stolen from Auto Body Shop

  • January 29, 2013
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In late December 2012, the owner of a Honda Civic Si left the vehicle at an auto body shop on Stewart Road in Pacific, Washington, for some repairs. Pacific Police were contacted to report that the vehicle was stolen some time during the New Year holiday.

Pacific Police verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Less than an hour later, several King County Sheriff deputies received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputies tracked the vehicle to the 15200 block of 3rd Avenue Northeast in Shoreline.  The car was parked down a driveway with an office chair blocking the license plate. The deputies obtained consent to search from occupants of the house, who gave a name of the person who dropped it off.  It was processed for fingerprint evidence.  Further investigation by detectives is pending.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda Civic Si in August of 2002 at Riverside Metro Auto Group in Riverside, California.