On February 18, 2013, the owner of a 2002 Honda Civic reported the vehicle stolen to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Department. After verifying the theft, the deputies 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, officers with the Georgia Motor Vehicle Carrier unit began receiving a silent LoJack homing signal from 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 tracked the Honda to an apartment complex, where it was found abandoned and in good condition. The suspects were seen getting out of the Honda and walking into an apartment building. No arrested were made at the location.
The owner was not aware that a LoJack system had been installed in the Honda when it was new at the dealership in 2001, but was very pleased to learn that it was – and that the vehicle was recovered in good condition.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda in 2001 at Maroone Honda in Hollywood, Florida.
- 2002 Honda
- 2002 Honda Civic
- abandoned vehicle
- Clayton County
- Clayton County GA
- Dahlonega GA
- February 2013
- Georgia Motor Vehicle Carrier Unit
- good condition
- Honda Civic
- Lumpkin County Sheriff's Department
- Maroone Honda
- Maroone Honda of Hollywood FL
- tracked to apartment complex