The owners of this Honda Civic contacted the West Covina Police Department and reported that their vehicle had just been stolen indicating they heard the car start up and drive away. 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 12 minutes from the activation, officers from the West Covina PD 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 I-10 Freeway at Citrus Ave where they caught up to the Honda. A short pursuit ensued when the officers tried to stop the Honda. The pursuit terminated when the Honda drove into a residential driveway in the 5030 block of La Sena St, city of Baldwin Park. At that time the suspect fled from the Honda and was caught by the lead officer. After a short struggle, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Shaved keys (commonly used to start stolen cars) were found at the scene. The suspect was later booked for various felony charges.
The LoJack® Stolen Vehicle Recovery System was installed in this Honda in April 1998 at Colonial Honda in Glendale, California.