Sacramento, California Sheriff’s Department Recovers Stolen Honda Civic Assisted by the LoJack® System

  • April 23, 2013
  • recovery stories

Replacing the license plate on a stolen car is one method thieves use to avoid detection. This trick may fool the naked eye- but not the LoJack® system. The LoJack device is concealed inside your vehicle, and it doesn’t matter what the criminals do to change the appearance of your car, truck, or motorcycle- your local police will still get the homing signal  and retrieve what’s yours!

On April 17th, 2013, a California resident discovered his 2009 Honda Civic LX missing and contacted North Sacramento, CA Highway Patrol. The CHP officers entered the Civic’s information into their local and national crime computers. This automatically activated the LoJack unit concealed in the vehicle, which was installed at Auto West Honda in Roseville, CA.

A short while later, a Deputy with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department received a homing signal from the Honda on the LoJack tracking computer in his patrol vehicle. The deputy then tracked the signal to the area of Madison and Polk Streets, where he saw the car being driven and stopped it. Even though the suspects had removed the license plates and replaced them with paper dealer plates, the LoJack system was not fooled and the three suspects were taken into custody. The Civic was soon returned to its owner.

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