After realizing that their vehicle had been had been stolen, the owners of a 2007 Honda Accord contacted the Memphis Police Department to report the theft of their vehicle.
The Memphis 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.
A sergeant assigned to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Special Investigations Division, 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 sergeant tracked the Honda to a residential area of the city.
At the time it was located, the Honda was unoccupied. Surveillance was established to determine if any suspects could be identified. When it became apparent that the Honda had been abandoned, the surveillance was terminated and the undamaged Honda which was impounded for safekeeping.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol Special Investigations Division along with the Memphis PD will be conducting the follow up investigation.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2007 Honda Accord in July 2010 at Dobbs Honda Covington Pike in Memphis, Tennessee.