LoJack Aids CHP Victorville Air & Ground Units with Recovery of Stolen Honda, 2 Arrested

  • November 29, 2012
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On October 16, 2012, the owner of a Honda Accord contacted the California Highway Patrol Victorville Area to report the vehicle stolen from in front of their residence. C.H.P. officers 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, the CHP officer that had taken the stolen vehicle report picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his patrol vehicle. He was in the vicinity of I-15 Freeway and “D” Street in Victorville when he picked up the signal. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer the officer, with assistance from other CHP Victorville units, San Bernardino Sheriff’s deputies, and flight deputies in Helicopter 40-KING, tracked the signal to a residence on Jupiter Avenue.

Flight deputies observed a male suspect exit the residence and drive off in the stolen Honda toward an apartment complex.  San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a vehicle stop, taking the suspect into custody. The suspect stated that when he heard the helicopter overhead, he fled the house. He also stated that he had stolen other vehicles in the past from the Park and Ride site. Officers recovered additional stolen property from the residence and arrested an additional suspect at the residence on felony warrants. The suspect in the stolen Honda was arrested for Auto Theft and Possession of Stolen Property, as well as Possession of Shaved Keys. The undamaged Honda was later released to the owner.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord on April 14, 1997 at Pacific Honda in San Diego, California.