The owners of a Honda Civic contacted the Sandy Police Department and reported that their vehicle was stolen. A police officer 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.
Later a trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTCs) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft.
Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the trooper tracked the Honda to a busy commercial property in Salt Lake County where he found the vehicle had been abandoned by the thieves. The recovery was handled by the Unified Police Department and the Honda returned to the very surprised and happy owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in October 1999 at Pohanka Honda in Capitol Heights, Maryland.