The owner of a 2000 Honda Accord briefly left the vehicle running out front of his apartment while he went back in to retrieve something he forgot from the apartment. The suspect found the vehicle unlocked and running; quickly stole it and fled the area. The owner immediately called the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, who verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda Accord.
Within minutes, troopers with the Nevada Highway Patrol began picking up the silent signals from the Honda with their LoJack® Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol cars near Warm Springs and Las Vegas Boulevard South. Minutes later they found the car parked at a residence in Southeast Las Vegas. Detectives with the Southern Nevada Auto Theft Task Force known as VIPER responded and set up surveillance on the vehicle while awaiting a search warrant to enter the property. Shortly afterwards an adult male suspect got back into the Honda and attempted to evade the police. Driving recklessly, the suspect tried to run over the detectives who were on foot and fellow detectives in police vehicles.
The suspect lost control and crashed through a chain link fence surrounding the water retention basin at 200 E. Richmar Avenue, where he was captured by police. The suspect, wanted on warrants from Reno was charged locally with “Possession Stolen Vehicle”,” Evading Arrest” and “Felony Assault with a Motor Vehicle”. Back at the suspect’s home, armed with a search warrant, police also located a recently stolen 2006 Triumph 955i Daytona motorcycle. Investigation continues and more charges pending.
The LoJack® System was installed on the car on June 5, 2000 by Robertson Honda of North Hollywood.
- Criminal Investigation Department
- Felony Assault
- Honda Accord
- Honda Odyssey
- Las Vegas Boulevard South
- Las Vegas metropolitan area
- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
- Las Vegas Strip
- Nevada Highway Patrol
- Robertson Honda
- search warrant
- Southeast Las Vegas
- Warm Springs
- water retention