LoJack Helps Baltimore County Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Honda Civic, One Arrested

  • March 19, 2013
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On February 6, 2013, the owner of a 2008 Honda Civic contacted the Howard County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the 14000 block of Old Frederick Road in Sykesville, Maryland. At the time of theft, the vehicle was valued at $13,000.

Howard County 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 Honda

A short while later, flight officers from the Baltimore County Police Department picked up the silent Lojack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their helicopter. Detectives from the Regional Auto theft Team (RATT) were notified and responded to the area. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the flight officers and detectives tracked the vehicle to the 4700 block of Virginia Avenue in the Brooklyn area of Baltimore City, Maryland. There, detectives located the vehicle being operated by an auto theft suspect. The vehicle was stopped and the driver placed under arrest. Police then recovered the stolen Honda and notified the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic in October of 2007 at Brewster Honda in Brewster, New York.