LoJack Helps Anaheim Police Air & Ground Units Recover Stolen Honda Accord, One Arrested

  • March 28, 2013
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On February 17, 2013, the owner of a Honda Accord contacted Anaheim Police Department to report that her vehicle had been stolen.  Apparently, keys had been left in the vehicle and the car was unlocked. The suspect stole the vehicle after he noticed the victim enter a store; an alert store clerk observed the theft and notified the victim.

Anaheim 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 vehicle.

Within minutes, officers with the Anaheim Police Department began picking up the Honda’s silent LoJack signal on the Police Tracking Computers installed in their patrol vehicles. Following the directional and signal strength cues on the LoJack computer, the officers tracked and located the vehicle, parked and unoccupied near Archer and Broadway.

Officers set up surveillance utilizing Air-Angel. Angel flight officers observed a male entering the vehicle and notified ground units, who responded by blocking the vehicle.  The suspect was ordered out of the car and was taken into custody without further incident. Investigation revealed that the suspect was on active probation for vehicle theft.  The vehicle was later released to the victim and the case referred to detectives.

The LoJack Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the Honda Accord in April of 2000 at Canyon Honda. The approximate value of the recovered Honda is $4,000.