The owners of this Honda Civic contacted the West Valley Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen by unknown persons.
A police officer verified the theft and had the vehicle information entered into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Honda.
A short time later officers from both the West Valley PD and the Utah Motor Vehicle Enforcement Division began picking up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Civic with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC officers with the West Valley PD tracked the Honda to an address on Centerbrook Drive. As the Honda was discovered to be unoccupied the police backed off and initiated a covert surveillance of the car to see if suspects would return.
Their patience and good tactics were rewarded when an adult male entered the Honda and attempt to drive away. He was arrested and will be charged with Motor Vehicle Theft.
The current owners got their car back promptly due to effective police work and because the LoJack transponder remains viable to be awakened at any time. Once recovered the LoJack transponder shuts off and again remains dormant unless activated by an owner’s report of theft to the police.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Honda Civic eighteen years ago by Maroone Honda of Hollywood, in Miami Gardens, Florida.