The owner of this Honda Accord works at an auto parts store in Gresham on SE Stark Street. He typically leaves the keys to his Honda on a shelf, out of sight from customers. At some point during the day, an unknown person took the keys. He left the Honda overnight in the parking lot and got a ride home. When he returned the next day, the Honda was gone. The theft was reported to the Gresham Police Department who verified the report and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
That same afternoon, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy picked up the silent LoJack signal from the Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Additional units from the Clark County SO and Vancouver Police Department joined in the search for the Honda.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they tracked the Honda to SE 104th Avenue and Saint Helens. The suspect in the Honda attempted to elude the police but was apprehended with the assistance of a K9 unit. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody and booked on multiple charges.
The current owner purchased it as a used car and was not aware it was equipped with LoJack sixteen years ago.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Honda Accord in March 2000 at Bernardi Honda in Natick, Massachusetts.