LoJack Aids Union County Police in Recovery of Acura RSX, Multiple Stolen Vehicle Parts Found

  • February 10, 2013
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On January 28, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Acura RSX contacted the Paterson Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen. The customer told police that the vehicle was last seen parked in her neighbor’s driveway on East 25th Street in the City of Paterson. The customer also called the LoJack call center to advise LoJack of the theft.

The Paterson Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Acura RSX.

A short time later, a police officer from the Union County Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officer tracked the vehicle to a residential area of Hillside, New Jersey. The officer determined that the vehicle was in a garage in the backyard of a house on Hillside Avenue. In the driveway of the house, the officer discovered a stolen 2004 Subaru Impreza. A search warrant was obtained for the garage, where the Acura was located, along with the parts from four other stolen vehicles that had already been dismantled.    

The investigation is continuing and arrests are anticipated.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2006 Acura RSX on June 23, 2006 at Acura of Ramsey in Ramsey, New Jersey.