On July 25, 2012, the owner of a 2008 Honda Accord LX contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that her vehicle was stolen from the 900 block of Kearny Villa Road. San Diego Police Department 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, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda Accord 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 area, near Springfield Avenue in San Diego. The officers were advised that the suspect was wanted for parole violations and for crashing the stolen vehicle into a California State Parole officer’s vehicle. Within a few minutes, the suspect was arrested for all violations.
The owner was very happy when San Diego Police contacted her to recover the vehicle. The vehicle, valued at approximately $15,000, had only minor damage.
The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord LX in August of 2011 at BMW of San Diego.