For the second time in 4 days, the owner of a 2005 Black Honda Element discovered their vehicle missing from their Hialeah home. So once again the owner contacted the Hialeah Police Department to report their vehicle stolen. This time the owner admitted that he had lost his keys about a week before. The responding officer prepared a stolen vehicle report and theft affidavit and had the vehicle’s information entered into the state and federal crime computers. This routine police procedure automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the sport utility vehicle. Once again within minutes of activation, officers from Hialeah Police Department picked up the silent LoJack® System homing signal from the stolen Element on their on-board LoJack® System Police Tracking Computer (PTC), which assists law enforcement officers to locate stolen vehicles quickly and safely. The officers began tracking the stolen vehicle by following the directional and audible cues on their PTC’s screen. The officers converged into the area of the 1700 block of West 60th Street, where they located the vehicle. The sport utility vehicle was recovered, released to the owner, who responded to the scene, and removed from federal and state crime computer systems.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in the 2005 Black Honda Element sport utility vehicle in November, 2005.