LoJack Helps LAPD Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Honda Civic, 2 Arrested for Grand Theft Auto

  • March 7, 2013
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On February 1, 2013, the owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Pomona Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen.

Pomona 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, LAPD “Air 10” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack homing signal from the stolen 1999 Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the flight officers tracked the vehicle to the 101 Freeway, where they observed the vehicle taking the Coldwater Canyon exit. LAPD Van Nuys patrol units responded to the area and conducted a felony traffic stop at Hortense and Goodland. The female driver and her passenger were taken into custody for Grand Theft Auto without incident. This is the third time that this vehicle has been reported stolen and recovered.

The vehicle, valued at $5,650, was impounded for evidence.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this vehicle on April 9, 2002 at Metro Honda in Montclair, California.