San Diego Police Use LoJack to Recover Stolen Honda Civic, Three Suspects Arrested

  • January 18, 2013
  • recovery stories

On December 29, 2012, the owner of a 2000 Honda Civic EX contacted the San Diego Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the 4500 block of 54th Street in the city of San Diego.

San Diego Police 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.

Minutes later, officers from the San Diego Police Department picked up the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda 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 a residential area near the 4200 block of Altadena Street in the city of San Diego.  The officers identified and arrested the driver, along with two passengers, for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The owner was very happy when police contacted him to advise that the vehicle was recovered with only minor damage to the ignition.  The Honda Civic EX was valued at approximately $5,400.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic EX on May 17, 2000 at Canyon Honda, in Anaheim, California.