LoJack Helps Ventura Police Recover Stolen Honda Civic — 2 Suspects Arrested After Fleeing the Scene

  • December 29, 2012
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On November 30, 2012, the owners of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Ventura Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

Ventura 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, patrol officers with the Ventura Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol unit. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the officers tracked and located the vehicle parked in a private parking lot, located in the area of Telephone Road and the 118/Los Angeles Avenue. VenCATT detectives responded to the location and set up a perimeter around the vehicle. They observed two suspects enter the vehicle and drive away from the location. Patrol officers from the Ventura Police Department responded to the location and made a vehicle stop. Both suspects attempted to flee on foot, but were taken into custody for auto theft and outstanding warrants without further incident.

The vehicle, valued at $5,025, was released to the owner at the scene.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on April 8, 2000 at Miller Honda in Culver City, California.