LAPD Officers Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda Accord in Storage Container, 2 Arrested

  • February 11, 2013
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On January 22, 2013, the owners of a 2002 Honda Accord contacted the Los Angeles Police Department’s Topanga Division to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

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

A short time later, LAPD-Foothill Division patrol officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked the vehicle to the area of Van Nuys Boulevard and El Dorado. The vehicle was pinpointed to a storage container located near a smog testing business. Detectives from LAPD Foothill Division responded to the location and obtained a search warrant. The warrant was served, and the stolen vehicle recovered from the container. Two suspects were taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto without incident. The keys to the vehicle were located on the suspects. The vehicle was impounded for evidence.

Value of this recovery is $8,250.00. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on March 30, 2002 at Power Honda in Costa Mesa, California.