The owners of a 2006 Honda Odyssey contacted the Los Angeles Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen. The owner last saw his Honda parked in front of his residence when he left for work and discovered it missing when he returned home.
The LAPD Southeast division 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 deputies from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Century station 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 deputies tracked the Honda to the parking lot of a location which had a banner indicating it was an auto detail shop. The deputies saw several other vehicles at the location. The Honda was the only one missing the rear license. The deputies contacted the owner and asked him about the vehicles at the location, including the stolen Honda. The owner stated the vehicles belonged to customers. He provided quick answers to all the vehicles except the Honda which he hesitated on. The stolen Honda was the only vehicle that did not have a key. When asked about the date the Honda arrived at his business he gave a date one day preceding the actual theft date. Based on the totality of the facts, the owner of the detail shop was arrested for receiving stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Odyssey in May 2006 at Honda North in Clovis, California.