LoJack Helps San Joaquin Deputies Recover Stolen Honda + 2 Other Stripped Vehicles, 2 Arrested

  • February 10, 2013
  • recovery stories

On the evening of January 24, 2013, the victim discovered her 2012 Honda was stolen and reported the theft to the Stockton Police Department. The vehicle information was entered into the California Stolen Vehicle System as well as the national system, NCIC. This routine police action automatically activated the LoJack transponder concealed in the vehicle.  Neither the owners nor law enforcement had to do anything else to activate the LoJack Vehicle Recovery Transponder because LoJack’s interface with law enforcement is both seamless and instantaneous.

The following night, in a very rural agricultural area of south San Joaquin County, deputies with the San Joaquin Sheriff’s Office received a “Hit” from the LoJack transponder secreted in the stolen Honda Civic. Following the directional and signal strength cues on their LoJack Police Tracking Computers, the deputies tracked and located the Honda, off of a dirt road and hidden behind a mobile home on an old farm. The Honda was completely stripped. Deputies called the Auto Theft Task Force for assistance.

Task Force members responded and identified a stolen box trailer that contained the remains of a cut-up Land Rover and a cut-up BMW. The license plates from six stolen vehicles were also located at the mobile home. Two suspects were identified and detained. Officers are conducting follow-up investigation to identify the Land Rover and BMW.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Civic LX in November of 2011 at Stockton Honda. The approximate value of the stolen vehicle was $19,000.