The owners of a 1997 Honda Accord contacted the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department to report that their vehicle was stolen by unknown suspects. Deputies 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 Victorville 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 deputy tracked the Honda from Air Express Way and Village Dr to a residential driveway in the 17000 block of Grand Mammoth Pl. Deputies converged on the location and made contact with numerous individuals inside the location. After a process of elimination, the deputies located the suspect who had stolen the Honda and arrested him without further incident. The suspect who was on Felony probation was later booked for the theft of the Honda. The Honda was returned to the victim. Note this was the second time this Honda had been stolen, tracked and recovered.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in October 1996 at Honda of Pasadena in California.