LoJack Aids Pierce County Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Subaru Legacy, 1 Arrested

  • February 3, 2013
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On the afternoon of December 27, 2012, the driver of a 2009 Subaru Legacy had just started the vehicle to warm the engine in her driveway in the 3300 block of South 56th Street. While she was inside her house with the vehicle idling, a friend of her husband arrived at the door looking for him. She told this person her husband was not there and closed the door.  When she came out a few minutes later, the car was gone.  She contacted the Tacoma Police Department to report the crime. Tacoma Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. That process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Subaru.

Just seven minutes later, a Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputy received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Subaru on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol car.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy spotted the car preparing to leave the driveway of a residence in the 4600 block of East F Street.  Tacoma Police arrived at the same time and detained all occupants in the car.  After questioning, one person was arrested and booked into jail.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Subaru in October of 2009 at Tacoma Nissan-Subaru.  The approximate value is $16,000.