Springfield (MA) Police Use LoJack to Quickly Recover Stolen Honda Accord

  • March 7, 2013
  • recovery stories

On the morning of January 28, 2013 the owner of a Honda Accord left his residence to go to work. To his surprise, he discovered that his vehicle was not where he had left it the night before. After quickly checking the neighborhood around Carew Place and failing to locate the Honda, he immediately contacted the Springfield (MA) Police Department to report the theft.

The Springfield 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 Honda Accord.

A short while later, officers with the Springfield Police Department, in the area of Page Boulevard, began to pick up very strong signals from the hidden LoJack Transponder in the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers were able to successfully track and quickly locate the unoccupied and abandoned stolen Honda at the intersection of Lang and Santa Barbara Streets in Springfield. Upon closer examination, the officers discovered that the vehicle had sustained ignition damage but otherwise, was in good condition. The Accord was towed from the recovery scene for safekeeping until the police could notify the owner of the recovery.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord at Balise Honda of West Springfield on February 4, 2002.