The owners of a 2000 Honda Civic contacted the Merced Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen from their residence during the night. The Merced 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.
Just 5 minutes after the Honda was entered into the stolen vehicle system, an officer from the Merced PD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the officer tracked the Honda to the 300 block of West 26th Street in Merced. The Honda was found abandoned on the side of the road in a residential area.
The Honda was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in November 2005 at Honda North in Clovis, California.