The owners of a 2007 Honda Civic contacted the Sacramento Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen. The victim stated the Honda was stolen sometime during the night while parked in front of their residence.
The Sacramento 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. Less than two hours later, officers from the Sacramento PD 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 the area of Eleanor and Burger Streets. The officers then tracked the signal into a mobile home park and observed the Honda parked unoccupied. The officers then contacted the Auto Theft Detectives who responded and set up surveillance in hopes of catching the thief. After several hours and negative results the detectives completed the recovery and released the Honda to the owner.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in July 2007 at Stockton Honda in California.