LoJack Helps Escondido Police with Arrest, Recovery of Stolen Acura TL

  • November 27, 2012
  • recovery stories

On October 23, 2012, the owner of a 1996 Acura TL contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of San Marcos.

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the Acura’s information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.

Ten minutes later, officers from the Escondido Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Acura 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 in the 600 block of North Grape Street in Escondido.  The officers observed a suspect running from the vehicle.  He was pursued and was later found hiding in a nearby apartment complex.  The suspect was arrested for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and four outstanding warrants.  

The owner was very happy when Escondido Police contacted him to advise that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Acura TL was valued at approximately $4,500.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Acura TL on July 7, 1995 at Cush Acura Kearny Mesa in San Diego, California.