The owner of this Honda Civic discovered that his vehicle had been stolen from his residence sometime during the night and reported the theft to the Mendota Police Department. The Mendota PD 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.
The next day, an auto theft investigator with the Fresno HEAT, the Fresno County Auto Theft Task Force picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda with the LoJack Police Tracking Computer (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the investigator tracked the Honda to the 29000 block of West Whitesbridge. The investigator found the Honda unoccupied and abandoned on the side of the road. A surveillance of the Honda was done for several hours but the suspects never returned to the area. The Honda was recovered intact and undamaged; it was released to the owner at the recovery scene.
The LoJack® System was installed in this Honda Civic in January 2008 at Bernardi Honda in Natick, Massachusetts.