The owners of a 2002 Honda Civic contacted the Los Angeles Police Department Foothill Division to report that their vehicle was stolen. The Honda was parked in their driveway with the keys left inside.
The LAPD 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.
Eight (8) minutes later, the LAPD Air “8” flight officers picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their air units. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the flight officers tracked the Honda to the area of the 13500 block of Glenoaks Blvd. The LAPD Mission Division patrol officers responded to the area and conducted a traffic stop at Fellows Ave and Dorian Street. The suspect was taken into custody for auto theft related charges without incident.
The Honda was impounded for safe keeping.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in March 2002 at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore in Cerritos, California.