A few days before the theft of this Honda Civic, the owner was the victim of a residential burglary. It is believed an extra set of keys to the Honda were taken at that time. The Honda was stolen from the owner’s residence sometime during the night, four days after the burglary. This occurred in the 3600 block of South 378th Street near Auburn. When the owner discovered the theft it was immediately reported to the King County Sheriff’s Office 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.
Just eight minutes later, a Kent Police Department officer picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. The officer tracked the signal and located the Honda in an apartment complex parking lot located in the 2400 block of south 273rd Street in Federal Way. One male suspect was observed asleep in the Honda and was taken into custody. The owners arrived at the scene and identified several items in the Honda that were taken in the burglary. The Honda did not appear to be damaged and was released to the owner. The suspect was booked into jail on multiple charges by Federal Way Police Department.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Honda Accord in July 2008 at Hinshaw’s Honda in Auburn, Washington.