The owners of a Honda Civic contacted the El Cajon Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen in the city of El Cajon.
El Cajon Police Department 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.
At a later time, deputies from San Diego County Sheriff’s Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Civic 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 deputies tracked the vehicle to the 2500 block of Dehesa Road in the city of El Cajon. A traffic stop was made; one suspect was taken into custody for vehicle theft and possession of stolen property.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in September 1998 at Gardena Honda, Gardena, California.