LoJack System Helps Ohio State Highway Patrol Recover Stolen Honda Accord

  • June 27, 2019
  • Law Enforcement

The owners of a 2010 Honda Accord contacted the Columbus Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.  Columbus Police 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.

A short while later troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Columbus Vehicle Theft Unit (VTU) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the troopers tracked the vehicle to a residential area in Columbus where it was found to be parked and unoccupied.

Because of the quick recovery the suspects did not have enough time to strip the stolen Honda or use it to commit additional crimes.  The Honda was impounded and later returned to the owner.  This matter is to be further investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Columbus VTU.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in November 2013 at Herb Chambers Honda, Boston, MA.