The owner of this Honda contacted the Baldwin Park Police Department and reported that the vehicle had been stolen. They further indicated two suspects armed with a knife had robbed them and taken the vehicle by force. The officers 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 Accord.
A short time later, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Air-21 flight deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Accord with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Air-21 tracked the vehicle into the area of Industry Hills, notifying ground units of the approximate location. Ground units from LASD Industry Hills Station responded and located the vehicle parked in the 200 block of Sandal Wood containing two male adults. A felony car stop was initiated and the two suspects taken into custody without further incident. According to the deputies, the knife was recovered along with some personal property from the victim. Officers from Baldwin Park PD responded and assumed the investigation, taking custody of the two suspects. The undamaged vehicle was released to the victim at the scene.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda in September 2010.