owners of a (2009 Honda Accord) contacted the LAPD Hollenbeck Division to
report that their vehicle was stolen, possibly by a juvenile run away. 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 Accord.
A short while later Los Angeles Sheriff’s Air-8 flight deputies picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Accord with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, Air-8 tracked the vehicle to Evanwood Avenue and Homeward St city of Industry and located the vehicle. They observed a male suspect exit the vehicle and enter a garage of a residence in the 14700 block of Homeward St. Responding Industry units observed a male subject matching the description standing inside the garage with two other male subjects. All three were detained and while taking the driver into custody, the Observer made a positive identification. The driver admitted to the deputies that he had taken the vehicle without permission and knew he was in trouble when he saw the Helicopter circling overhead. He was taken into custody and later processed for the theft as well as an outstanding no bail warrant. The other two individuals were released. The undamaged vehicle was stored at a local tow company and later released to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the (Honda Accord) in October 2009 at Planet Honda, Union City NJ.