LoJack Helps Washington Police Recover Honda Convertible Stolen in Marysville

  • February 7, 2013
  • recovery stories

On the evening of January 12, 2013, the owner of a 2003 Honda S2000 convertible attended a party and had someone drive him home. When he awoke the following morning, he discovered his Honda missing from his apartment complex in the 1200 block of 10th Street in Marysville. After making a few phone calls in attempt to locate the car, he reported the theft to the Marysville Police Department. Marysville Police entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Minutes later, officers with the Edmonds Police Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  Following the audible and visual cues on the LoJack computer, they tracked the signal to a residence in the 8800 block of 223rd Place SW. The officers determined that the signal was coming from the residence’s garage. When no one responded at the door, the officers obtained a search warrant, entered the garage, and found the undamaged Honda inside.

The officers contacted the Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force (SNOCAT) to assist; they wrote an addendum to the search warrant, as other vehicle parts were found on the property that could not be identified.  The investigation is continuing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda S2000 in April of 2003 when it was purchased at Shack Findlay Honda.  The vehicle is valued at approximately $17,500.