LASD Officers Recover Stolen Honda Accord After Crash, Two Arrested

  • August 23, 2012
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On July 25, 2012, the owners of a Honda Accord contacted the Brea Police Department to report their vehicle had been stolen. Brea Police verified the theft and entered the Honda’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

A short while later, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Walnut deputy was on patrol when she picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer (PTC) installed in her patrol vehicle. Following the directional and audible signal on their PTCs, several deputies tracked the signal to the area of Lemon Avenue and Valley Boulevard. There, one of the deputies observed the vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, but quickly lost sight of the Honda. Ground units contacted LASD Air-7 and requested assistance; flight officers quickly picked up the Honda’s signal. Apparently, the suspect was aware of the police aircraft and attempted to flee. The suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a fire hydrant. Ground units arrived at the scene at 7th and Salt Lake, and arrested the driver and a passenger. The suspects were booked on several felony charges pending a felony complaint from the DDA.

The LoJack VEhicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord at Kolbe Honda in June of 1993.