NYPD Queens Officers Recover Stolen Honda Accord After Stake Out Fails to Locate Thieves

  • April 6, 2012
  • recovery stories

On March 15, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Honda Accord parked and locked her vehicle on the street where she lives in the Jamaica section of Queens. When she returned for the vehicle later, she found it missing and immediately called the New York Police Department’s 113th Precinct.

After preparing a stolen vehicle report, NYPD officers had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computer systems. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed within the vehicle. Neither the owner nor law enforcement agents had to take any further action to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Network, as LoJack’s interface with the police is both seamless and instantaneous.

Later that day, NYPD officers of the 114th Precinct began to pick up the silent homing signal from the stolen Accord on the LoJack Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol cars. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the computer, officers tracked the Honda through the Astoria section of Queens, and eventually located it, parked and abandoned on a residential street. The officers conducted surveillance on the Honda for some time, but when no one returned for it, they took the vehicle into custody. The Honda was recovered with minor damage to the key and steering column. The grateful owner was contacted and was elated to learn that her vehicle had been recovered so quickly, and with such minor damage.