This Honda Civic was stolen from the owner’s residence located in the 100 block of NE 112th Street in Seattle. It was taken sometime during a sixteen hour period. When the theft was discovered it was immediately reported to the Seattle 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.
Just ten minutes later, several agencies south of Seattle picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda. The Washington State Patrol troopers and a King County Sheriff’s Office deputy followed the directional and audible cues from the Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol cars and located the Honda at an apartment complex in the 12800 block of 60th Lane South. A suspect was identified at that location and video surveillance footage of the parking lot showed him exiting the stolen Honda and going into an apartment. He was placed under arrest and advised of his rights. He admitted to stealing the Honda and led detectives to three more Honda Civics he had stolen as well as information about additional stolen cars and a chop shop. The investigation is continuing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2000 Honda Civic in July 2000 at AutoNation Honda in Hollywood, Florida. The current owners purchased the Honda as a used car and were not aware it was equipped with LoJack.