The owners of a 2008 Honda Pilot contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. It appears the victims’ adult son had returned from several months in rehab to live with the family. The son then disappeared along with the family’s Honda which he did not have permission to drive. After exhausting all efforts to locate the son or the Honda they were forced to report it stolen.
The Sacramento PD 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.
Less than an hour later, officers from the Davis Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal 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 Honda to the area of 500 block of Guava Lane in the City of Davis. The officers then made contact with the suspect and he was arrested for unlawful taking of a vehicle.
The Honda was intact and did not sustain any damage. The Honda was stored for safekeeping to be released to the owner later.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Pilot in March 2008 at Diamond Honda of Puente Hills.