Alameda County Deputies Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda Accord, Arrest Suspect

  • October 4, 2012
  • recovery stories

On September 19, 2012, the owner of 2002 Honda Accord awoke to discover that her car had been stolen from in front of her home, and quickly contacted the Fremont Police Department to report the theft. Fremont Police verified the crime and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  LoJack is the only theft recovery system that is directly operated by law enforcement and this interface is seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, in the south side of Oakland, officers from Alameda County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.  The LoJack PTC provides officers with on-board information which permits them to locate the stolen vehicle quickly and with an increased margin of safety.

Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack PTCs, deputies tracked the stolen Honda to an intersection in Oakland.  The deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver. The vehicle was recovered undamaged – aside from a punched ignition – and was impounded for evidence processing.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on January 22, 2012 in Oakland California at Honda of Oakland.