LoJack Helps LAPD Officers Recover Stolen Honda Civic — Arrest 2 After Car Chase & Collision

  • January 11, 2013
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On December 16, 2012, the owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Palmdale Station to report that their vehicle was stolen.  

LASD 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.

LAPD-Foothill Division patrol officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computers, the officers observed the Honda in the area of Glen Oaks Boulevard and Laurel Canyon, with two suspects inside. The vehicle was cold plated. The officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but when the suspects failed to comply, a vehicle pursuit ensued. The stolen vehicle was involved in a collision in the area of Wolfskill Street and Laurel Canyon. Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

The value of this recovery is $7,200. 

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on September 2, 1999 at Miller Honda in Van Nuys, California.