The owners of a 2002 Honda Accord contacted the Buena Park Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen.
Officers 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.
Fourteen (14) minutes later, patrol officers from the Chino Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda in the area of “C” Street and 10th Street with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in their patrol units. The San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office Chino Hills Station advised that they were picking up the signal on the west side of the 71 freeway. The Ontario Police Department Air “30” responded and picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda and tracked the vehicle by following the directional and audible cues from their PTC. The flight officers tracked the Honda to the area of the East End Ave between Chino Ave and Riverside Drive. Patrol officers from the Chino PD responded to the area and located the stolen Honda parked under a tree, which was occupied by two suspects. The suspects were 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 Accord in December 2001 at Costa Mesa Cars Honda in California.