Pierce County (WA) Police Use LoJack to Recover Acura Integra Stolen for 3rd Time — One Arrested

  • March 19, 2013
  • recovery stories

On the morning of February 3, 2013, the owner of an Acura Integra LS parked his vehicle in an apartment complex, secured the steering wheel with The Club, and set the alarm. However, all of these measures did not prevent thieves from stealing the car. Just before noon, the owner discovered the vehicle missing from the complex in the 200 block of 21st Avenue SW in Puyallup, and reported the theft to the Puyallup Police Department.

Puyallup Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle identification number into the state and federal crime computers. This process automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Acura.

Later that afternoon, deputies with the Pierce County Sheriff Department received the silent LoJack homing signal transmitting from the stolen Acura on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars.  Following the audible and visual cues on the LoJack display, they tracked the signal to the 21200 block of 118th Street Court East near Bonney Lake. There, they located the vehicle, parked behind a hedgerow, obscured from view.  Four spare donut-type tires were leaning against the car and the hatch was open.  Individuals at the residence were contacted and questioned.  One suspect was arrested and booked on Possession of Stolen Property charges and an outstanding warrant.  Two other suspects, not at the residence, were identified as being involved in the theft.  Their arrests are pending.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Acura Integra in March of 2006 when it was purchased used at Vandergriff Honda in Arlington, Texas.  This car was stolen in July of 2011 and again in July of 2012.  Both of those incidents resulted in recovery by the police, thanks to the use of LoJack tracking technology. The approximate value of this Acura is $3,000.