LoJack Aids Sacramento Deputies in Recovery of Stolen Honda Civic, Arrest Parolee for Theft

  • December 5, 2012
  • recovery stories

On November 25, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda Civic discovered his vehicle stolen and contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report the theft.

Sacramento Police 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.

While completing paper work in the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department’s substation parking lot, a Sacramento deputy picked up the silent signal from the hidden LoJack in the stolen Honda Civic on the Police Tracking Computer in his patrol vehicle. The deputy put down the paperwork and began to track the Honda using the directional and signal strength cues from his LoJack computer. Within minutes, the deputy observed a suspect driving the Honda in the area of Florin Road and Highway 99. With backup deputies arriving, the deputies conducted a felony traffic stop and took the driver into custody without incident.    

 The suspect was arrested for auto theft. It was determined the suspect was also a parolee who is on parole for auto theft.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic in August of 2002 at Normandid C/P in San Jose, California.