Escondido K-9 Police Unit Uses LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda CEX, Arrest 3 for Theft, Warrants

  • January 17, 2013
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On December 25, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda CEX contacted the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department-San Marcos Station to report that his vehicle was stolen from the city of San Marcos.

San Diego County deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers, which automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the Honda.

Later that evening, a K-9 unit and other officers from the Escondido Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda CEX 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 an AM/PM gas station at the 400 block of El Norte Parkway in the city of Escondido.  The officers identified the driver as the suspect. He was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.  The two passengers in the vehicle were also arrested for felony warrants.   

The owner was very happy when San Diego County deputies contacted him to advise that the vehicle was recovered undamaged.  The Honda, CEX was valued at approximately $4,475.00.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda CEX on March 20, 2004 at Escondido, Motor LTD, in Escondido, California.