LoJack Helps Police Arrest Alleged Murder Suspect

  • November 10, 2011
  • recovery stories

An alleged murder suspect from Massachusetts is now in police custody thanks to LoJack and the Connecticut Police.

Thomas Gardner was wanted in connection with the disappearance of 36-year-old Michael Duarte. Duarte’s Honda Civic was entered as a stolen vehicle by the New Bedford (MA) Police.  The Honda Civic was transmitting its silent LoJack signal to police when a K-9 officer with the Fairfield (CT) Police tracked the Honda with his LoJack Police Tracking Computer to an I-95 rest stop in Fairfield.  There, police officers observed the stolen Honda and attempted to stop it.  The operator engaged police in a pursuit that went into an adjoining town, where the suspect crashed the vehicle and attempted to escape. An extensive manhunt ensued and, several hours later, the stolen Honda operator was apprehended without incident and identified as Thomas Gardner.  At the same time, police in Massachusetts discovered the body of the Honda owner. To read more details, please visit the Westport News report.