LoJack® System Helps Howard County Police Department Recover Stolen Honda Pilot

  • April 12, 2016
  • recovery stories

The owner of a 2014 Honda Pilot contacted the Howard County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 5500 Suffield Court in the Columbia area of Howard County, Maryland. The Howard County PD Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the Honda, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer then arranged for the stolen Honda information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda Pilot.

A short while later, detectives from the Howard County PD auto theft unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the Honda to the area of Bryant Avenue and Tymat Court in Howard County, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the Honda parked and unoccupied. Detectives conducted covert surveillance on the Honda and after a period of time two subjects returned to the vehicle and attempted to leave the area in the vehicle. A felony vehicle stop was conducted and both suspects were arrested. The undamaged Honda was recovered and the owner notified.

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2014 Honda Pilot in December 2014 at Jim Coleman Honda in Clarksville, Maryland.