La Mesa Police Using LoJack Recover Stolen Honda Accord, Arrest Suspect

  • August 16, 2012
  • recovery stories

On July 6, 2012, the owner of a Honda Accord contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department-Lemon Grove Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of Lemon Grove. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department 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 while later, officers from the La Mesa 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 La Mesa. 

The officers contacted the Regional Auto Theft Task Force investigators and conducted surveillance on the Honda.  A few hours later, a suspect entered the Honda and drove away.  The officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for auto theft. 

The Honda was recovered undamaged and valued at approximately $4,000.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord in August of 1998 at Enterprise in Rialto, (Bloomington) DEX.