The owner of the Honda Civic parked his car by his house where he normally parks it. When he came out for it the next morning he found it missing. This was in the Elmhurst section of Queens’s confines of the 110 precinct. He immediately called the New York Police Department of the 110 precinct.
When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Civic. This information was then entered by the NYPD in the city, state, and federal crime computer which automatically activated the LoJack® System in the stolen Honda Civic.
A short while later the silent signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer by members of the Queens South Auto Larceny Unit. This was in the Jamaica section of Queens, confines of the 103 precinct. The Honda was tracked to a residential section of Jamaica. The Honda was located parked in the residential area. The officers staked the Honda out and when no one returned for the vehicle they took it into custody. However the officers knew that this Honda fit a pattern of older Hondas and Nissans being stolen in that part of Queens. The officers eventually were able to gather enough information relative to this theft and several others, all of which were attributed to one suspect. They eventually were able to arrest the suspect in another stolen vehicle and charge him with the theft of this one, as well as several others, through evidence they gathered through the recovery of this vehicle that was protected by LoJack.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Honda was recovered so quickly; especially with no damage. He further stated he was happy that when he purchased the Honda it was equipped with the LoJack® System. Further stating that if it wasn’t for the LoJack® System the Honda may never have been recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 1998 Honda Civic in July 1998 at Norm Reeves Honda Super Store in Boston, Massachusetts.