The owners of a 2006 Acura Integra contacted the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Palmdale Station to report that their vehicle was stolen. The vehicle had been parked and secured on their residence property. Deputies verified the theft and entered the vehicle information into the state and federal crime computers which automatically activated the LoJack® System concealed in the Acura Integra.
A short while later a Detective from the Los Angeles County Task Force for Regional Autotheft Prevention (TRAP) picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Acura Integra with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) that are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the Detective tracked the vehicle to a local motel in the 42000 block of sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA. There he established surveillance and requested another TRAP Detective and two deputies from the Lancaster station.
A short time later the assisting detective observed a male adult matching the description of the suspect as seen walk up to the driver’s door, open it using a key, and opened the trunk. Two back packs were removed at which time the suspect apparently rummaged thru them and removed several items. At this time he walked away and was subsequently detained by two uniform deputies and held for investigation. During the investigation, the detectives positively identified this subject as the person who had been driving the vehicle on several occasions. They also located a tin packet with a white substance appearing to be Methamphetamine as well as evidence linking him to the Acura.
The suspect was taken to Lancaster Station and booked for several felony charges including the theft of the Acura Integra.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Acura Integra at Valencia Acura in May 1999.