Houston Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Acura Integra and Break Up Theft Ring, 3 Arrests

  • March 27, 2013
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On February 1, 2013 the owner of a 2000 Acura Integra contacted the Sugarland Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their driveway.

Sugarland 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 Acura Integra.

A week later, officers from the Houston Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Integra on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the Integra to a garage where they observed three (3) subjects working on the stolen Acura, and a stripped Acura sitting in the same garage work area. The LoJack signal was indicating 25 bars on the monitor but the VIN did not match the stolen Acura. Officers observed the VIN from the stripped Acura was now on the stolen Acura.

Officers from Houston Police Department’s Auto Theft Unit arrived and positively identified the vehicle as the stolen vehicle from the Sugarland theft report. The thieves had removed the battery while they changed out electrical wiring, but when they reconnected the battery the LoJack activated and began transmitting.

Three suspects were arrested, and the vehicle, valued at $5,900, was recovered.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed at the request of the original owner in the Acura Integra on February 2, 2000 at Sterling McCall Acura.