The owner of this Honda Accord contacted the Pasadena Police Department and reported that their vehicle had been stolen. 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.
Within less than 4 minutes from the activation, officers from the El Monte 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 moving Honda to the area of Peck Rd and Hemlock. Officers located the Honda taking the driver/suspect into custody. A follow up interview by the Auto Theft Detective resulted in the suspect admitting he had stolen the Honda. The Detective was told that the suspect had been riding his bicycle in Pasadena when he came upon the Honda with its engine running and no one inside. At that time he decided to take the Honda leaving his bicycle behind. The suspect was booked for driving a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission. The undamaged Honda Accord was released to the victim.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda in September 2008 at Spirit Honda in El Monte, California.