The owners of a 2005 Honda Civic contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to report their vehicle was stolen.
The OCSD 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 officers from the Orange Police Department 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 an apartment complex in the city of Orange. The officers were able to pinpoint the location of the Honda to a closed garage. While the officers were determining which garage the stolen Honda was located the son of the responsible renter for the garage contacted the officers. After speaking with the renter’s son the officers were able to determine he (the son) was responsible for the theft of the Honda. The officers arrested the subject and recovered the undamaged Honda.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in January 2005 by Ball Automotive in National City, California.