The owners of a 2009 Honda Civic contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
The Los Angeles Police Department Southeast 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.
A short while later deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Compton station 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 deputies tracked the Honda to the intersection of Rosecrans and Central, in the city of Compton. The deputies found the Honda stopped for a red light. The deputies verified the license plate for the stolen Honda and then conducted a stop of the vehicle. The Honda was occupied by the driver and two passengers, one of which was the driver’s young son. After interviewing the driver and passenger the deputies determined the driver was responsible for the theft of the Honda. The two passengers were released and the driver was arrested. The undamaged Honda was recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in November 2008 at Gardena Honda in Gardena, California.