The owners of a 2008 Honda Accord contacted the Westminster Police Department to report their vehicle was stolen. The Westminster 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 short while later officers from the Huntington Beach Police Department 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 officers tracked the Honda to a commercial area. The officers saw the Honda pulling away from a parked Volkswagen. The officers stopped the Honda and detained two occupants. While searching the stolen Honda and suspects, the officers found drugs, drug paraphernalia and the victim’s credit cards. The officers also learned the suspects had taken the rear license plate from the Volkswagen and placed it over the rear plate of the Honda. Upon questioning, the driver admitted to taking the stolen Honda.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in October 2007 at Honda World in Westminster, California.