LoJack System Helps Unified Police Department Recover Stolen Honda Civic Taken in Armed Robbery

  • August 6, 2019
  • pcappitelli

Vehicle: 2014 Honda Civic
Activation: West Valley City Police Department, West Valley City, Utah
Recovery: Unified Police Department, Taylorsville, Utah
Dealership: Marin Honda, San Rafael, California

The owners of a 2014 Honda Civic contacted the West Valley City Police Department to report their vehicle stolen from the 3000 block of 3500 South. The owners were in the parking lot of their apartment complex and were approached by two men who pointed a gun at them and demanded their Honda. The owners complied and gave the Honda to the suspects. The two men left the complex with the Honda and the owners immediately contacted the police.
West Valley City Police Department 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 officers from Unified Police Department 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 officers tracked the vehicle to the 2900 block of Mock Orange Dr. in West Valley City. Officers located the Honda parked and unoccupied.

Unified police department notified West Valley City Police who responded and did forensic work on the Honda. Through the forensic work the suspects were identified and a warrant of arrest has been issued. The Honda was recovered and returned back to the owners.

The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in February 2014 at Marin Honda, San Rafael, California.