LoJack System Helps Montgomery County Police Department Recover Stolen Honda Pilot

  • May 8, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owner of a 2016 Honda Pilot contacted the Montgomery County Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the area of 8400 St. Regis Way in the Montgomery Village area of Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Police Radio dispatched an officer to investigate the incident. The officer quickly arrived on location, interviewed the complainant and surveyed the area for the subject vehicle. When the officer was unable to locate the vehicle, a stolen vehicle report was prepared. The officer then arranged for the stolen vehicle information to be entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the 2016 Honda Pilot.

A short while later, detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department auto theft unit picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen 2016 Honda Pilot with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the detectives tracked the vehicle to 9900 Hellingly Place in the Montgomery Village area of Montgomery County, Maryland. At this location, officers observed the vehicle parked and unoccupied. Also, next to the stolen Honda Pilot detectives recovered a 2017 Honda Civic, not equipped with LoJack, that had been stolen from 8800 Coach Street in the Potomac area of Montgomery County. Detectives recovered the undamaged vehicles and the owners were notified.

Approximate value of vehicle: $ 27,150.00

Collateral Value of Vehicle   : $ 15, 725.00

The LoJack® System was installed in the 2016 Honda Pilot in August 2010 at Criswell Honda in Germantown, Maryland.