The owner of an Acura Integra contacted the Desert Hot Springs Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen in the city of Desert Hot Springs.
The Desert Hot Springs 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 Acura. Within 5 minutes, officers from the Desert Hot Springs PD 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 a residential area near Calle Las Tiendas and Hacienda Inn in the city of Desert Hot Springs. The Riverside County Auto Theft Interdiction Task force was contacted and took over the investigation. A high risk stop was initiated after Investigators observed a suspect enter and drive the Acura. The driver was taken into custody for vehicle theft, possession of stolen property and violation of parole.
The Acura had previously been stolen in October 2014 and recovered with the LoJack® System.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura Integra in August 1996 at Santa Monica Acura in Santa Monica, California.