The owner of a 2009 Acura contacted the Kern County Sheriff’s Department to report that his vehicle was stolen. The Kern County SD 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.
Just eleven minutes after the LoJack was activated, a deputy from the Kern County SD picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC’s) that are installed in police vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputy tracked the moving Acura to the vicinity of Edwards Avenue and Heritage Drive in Bakersfield. As he turned the corner he spotted the occupied Acura traveling toward him in the opposite direction. He quickly made a U-turn, pulled in behind the Acura and initiated a high risk traffic stop. A male driver and female passenger were removed from the Acura and taken into custody. Subsequent investigation determined that the female was the person responsible for the theft of the Acura. She was arrested for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property; the male was released at the scene.
The Acura was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura in September 2008 at Metro Acura in Montclair, California.