For the second time in the month, this Honda Civic was stolen and recovered by police agencies using LoJack technology. The latest incident involved the theft of the Honda during the night from the owners’ residence located in the 800 block of Third Avenue North in Kent. When the theft was discovered early the next morning, it was reported to the Kent Police Department. The Kent PD 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 five minutes later, the Washington State Patrol troopers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda on the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, they located the Honda in an apartment complex parking lot in Tukwila. A lone female driver fled the scene. A King County Sheriff’s Office deputy, also equipped with a PTC, observed the Honda. Before he was able to stop it, the Honda crashed through a fence into a yard of a residence at 42nd Avenue South and South 137th Street in Tukwila. The female driver attempted to flee on foot but was caught and arrested. Evidence of drug use and illegal drugs were found in the Honda. She was booked on multiple charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in this 1997 Honda Civic in August 2001 at AutoNation Acura in Torrance, California.