Glendale Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Acura TSX Stolen from Gym, Suspect Arrested

  • February 11, 2013
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On January 23, 2013, the owner of a 2006 Acura TSX contacted the Glendale Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was parked at the gym, where his locker was broken into and his wallet and keys were taken.  

Glendale Police 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.

A short time later, patrol officers from the Glendale Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. The vehicle was tracked to the area of the 1200 block of Linden Street. Detectives from Los Angeles County TRAP west were notified, and responded to the location. The detectives had the vehicle monitored. When the vehicle went mobile, patrol officers from the Glendale Police Department responded and conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto without incident. The detectives recovered evidence connecting the suspect to numerous gym locker break-ins, and theft of property.

Value of this recovery is $12,250.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on January 7, 2006 at Metro Acura in Montclair, California.