LoJack® System Helps San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department Recover Stolen Acura Integra

  • April 7, 2015
  • recovery stories

The owners of a 1997 Acura Integra contacted the Pomona Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. 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 Acura.

A short while later officers from the Pomona Police Department assisted by the San Bernardino Sheriff’s 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 tracked the Acura to the 3800 block of Grand Ave in the city of Montclair, CA. The officers located the stolen Acura along with two other possible stolen vehicles.  Three subjects were detained at that time and contact was made with the San Bernardino Auto Theft Task Force (SANCATT).

Detectives from the SANCATT arrived and conducted their investigation positively identifying an additional stolen vehicle and two stolen engines. The vehicles identified were the 1997 Acura Integra (tracked by LoJack), 1993 Honda Civic, 2000 Honda Civic, 1987 Toyota Pickup, two stolen engines, one belonging to a Honda Civic and a Honda Accord.  The three suspects were arrested on outstanding warrants and booked for operating a “Chop Shop.”  (It should be noted that this was the second time the Acura Integra had been stolen, tracked by LoJack and recovered since November 2014.)

The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura Integra in November 1997 at Acura of Boston in Boston, Massachusetts.