Kern County Police Use LoJack to Recover Honda Fit Stolen in Bakersfield

  • March 20, 2013
  • recovery stories

On January 16, 2013, the owner of a 2007 Honda Fit contacted the Bakersfield Police Department to report that his vehicle had been stolen. 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, an investigator with the Kern County Auto Theft Task Force received the silent LoJack homing signals from the stolen Honda on the Police Tracking Computer installed in his unmarked police vehicle. Following the directional and audible cues from the LoJack computer, the investigator tracked the vehicle to vicinity of 18th and Truxton Avenues, near downtown Bakersfield. The investigator located the vehicle, parked on the side of the road, unoccupied and abandoned.

The vehicle was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene.

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