The owners of a 2001 Acura MDX contacted the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim had been out for the evening and returned home to drop some items off. Unfortunately the victim left the Acura running in the driveway when he ran inside and when he came back out a few minutes later, the Acura had been stolen.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Department verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Acura.
A short while later deputies from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and also the Sacramento Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura 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 and deputies tracked the Acura to the area of Bond Rd and Stone Brooke. The deputies observed the Acura being driven and when back up units arrived, a felony stop was initiated and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was arrested and booked for auto theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura MDX in February 2001 at Keyes Acura in Van Nuys, California.