CHP Air Unit Uses LoJack to Recover Honda Civic Stolen in Citrus Heights

  • November 15, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 2, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda Civic discovered the vehicle missing from her apartment complex when she left for work that morning. She immediately contacted the Citrus Heights Police Department to report the theft.

Citrus Heights officers verified the theft and had the Honda’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle. Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery Transponder because of LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

A short while later, Air 21, a fixed wing Cessna with the California Highway Patrol began to receive the silent signal from the stolen Honda. The air unit radioed the Citrus Heights Police Dispatch and advised they were receiving the LoJack signal from the stolen Honda, and requested ground units respond to the area of 5900 Collar Lane. A Citrus Heights patrol unit, also equipped with a LoJack tracker, responded and picked the hit on his tracker. Within minutes, the officers located the Honda, parked and abandoned in the 5900 block of Collar Lane. 

The owner was contacted and responded to the scene and took possession of her vehicle, less than an hour after making the theft report. The approximate value of the recovered Honda is $5,025.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic at BMW of San Deigo in May of 2004.