Parolee Arrested by El Cajon Officers for Theft of Honda CRV, Possession

  • July 1, 2012
  • recovery stories

On May 16, 2012, the owner of a Honda CRV-EX contacted the El Cajon Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from El Cajon. El Cajon officers verified the theft and entered the vehicle’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

A short time later, officers from the El Cajon Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles.  Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers tracked the vehicle to a residential neighborhood in El Cajon. 

There, the officers observed a suspect enter the Honda and drive away. The officers stopped the Honda and arrested the driver for auto theft and possession of controlled substance. Further investigation revealed the driver was a parolee at large. The Honda, valued at approximately $10,000, was recovered undamaged.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CRV-EX on May 2001 at Long Beach Honda.