Honda Fit Stolen and Recovered for 2nd Time in 4 Days, Thanks to Kern County Deputies and LoJack

  • March 20, 2013
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On January 20, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Honda Fit contacted the Bakersfield Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen from his residence. The Bakersfield Police Department 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.

A short while later, a deputy with the Kern County Sheriff’s Department received the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his police vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the deputy tracked the vehicle to a residence in the 4000 block of Boswelia Street in southwest Bakersfield. The deputy found that an adult male suspect was in possession of the vehicle. The suspect was detained and later arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.

The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was returned to the owner. This was the second time in four days that this vehicle had been stolen. In each instance, the vehicle was tracked and recovered with LoJack.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this 2007 Honda Fit by Barber Honda in Bakersfield, California in July of 2006. This vehicle is valued at $12,125.