The owner of the Honda Element parked his vehicle 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 Flushing section of Queens confines of the 109 precinct. He immediately called the New York Police Department of the 109 precinct.
When the NYPD officers arrived, they took a written report for the stolen Element. 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.
A short while later the silent LoJack signal was picked up on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) by members of the 115 precinct. This was in the Jackson Heights section of Queens, confines of the 115 precinct. The Honda was tracked to a residential section of Jackson Heights. The Honda was located parked in the residential area. The officers staked the Honda out for several hours; however when no one showed up for the vehicle the NYPD took it into custody. The Honda was recovered in good condition with minor ignition damage.
The owner was contacted and he was elated that his Honda was recovered so quickly, saying that he was extremely grateful that the vehicle was equipped with the LoJack unit, when he purchased it.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2005 Honda Element in December 2005 at Paragon Honda Woodside in Queens, New York.