The owner of a 2008 Honda Civic contacted the Fresno Police Department to report that his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot of a shopping center while he was inside making a purchase. The police 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.
Less than one hour later, a deputy from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department 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 parking lot of an apartment complex near Lane and Peach avenues in southeast Fresno. The Honda was found unoccupied and abandoned parked in a resident parking stall. The deputy conducted surveillance on the Honda for several hours but the thief never returned.
The Honda was recovered intact and undamaged; it was stored pending release to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda in March 2008 at Honda North in Clovis, California.