Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda Civic, Suspect Arrested

  • March 20, 2013
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On February 4, 2013 the owners of a Honda Civic, visiting Las Vegas from Southern California, contacted the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to report that their car was stolen sometime during the overnight hours from the parking garage at the Paris Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the hidden LoJack transponder in the Honda Civic.

A short while later, officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s “Southeast Area Command” picked up the silent LoJack signals coming from the stolen car on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles near Gibson & Boulder Highway.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the stolen Honda to a large condominium complex with multiple attached garages, near 833 Aspen Loop Peak in nearby Henderson Nevada. One homeowner, upon seeing police outside, confronted the officers and was taken into custody. The “Southern Nevada Auto Theft Task Force”, known as VIPER, responded with a LoJack “hand-held” Tracker and pin-pointed exactly which garage the silent signal was coming from. This turned out to be the garage of the man the police had arrested earlier. With a court-authorized search warrant, detectives located the stolen Honda Civic inside the garage. According to police, the suspect had begun disassembling the car in an attempt to locate any hidden tracking devices, failed to locate the concealed LoJack transponder. The suspect was booked into County Jail on multiple felony charges, as the investigation continues.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in Honda Civic on December 29, 2004 at Future Ford of Roseville, California.