The owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from the front of their residence near 7th Street and Baseline in Phoenix. The vehicle had been taken without the keys.
The Phoenix police verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
A short while later, officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack® homing signals from the stolen Honda with the LoJack® Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officers tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood in the area of 35th Street and Southern, about three miles from the theft location.
Officers located the stolen Honda concealed behind the fence in the backyard of a residence. Officers made contact with the home owner and were granted permission to enter the backyard. The home owner told police that he did not know how the stolen Honda got parked in the backyard. He advised the police that the Honda was parked there when he came home from work. The investigation continues.
The Honda was later returned to the owners in good condition.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in July, 2000 at Arrowhead Honda in Peoria, AZ.