Stolen Honda Civic Recovered by Rialto Police Using LoJack — 2 Parolees Arrested on Multiple Charges

  • November 16, 2012
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On September 26, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda Civic EX contacted the Fontana Police Department to report the vehicle stolen from in front of his residence. Fontana 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, officers from the Rialto Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles, in the area of Foothill Boulevard and Lilac Street. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computers, the officers began tracking the signal, which led them to the 1200 block of W. Van Koevering (a location well-known to officers). There, they located the stolen vehicle in the process of being stripped by two male suspects.  The suspects – both parolees – were detained and arrested for Auto Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale, Conspiracy, Burglary and Parole Violation. The vehicle was towed and stored, partially stripped.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic EX on March 17, 2000 at Metro Honda in Montclair, California.