A new car dealership contacted the El Cerrito Police Department to report that a 2015 Honda Civic had been stolen by means of fraud/identity theft.
The El Cerrito Police investigated, 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 Civic.
A short time later, a deputy from the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department was directed to the stolen vehicle by the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Civic with the LoJack Police Tracking Computers (PTC) which are installed in patrol vehicles and aircraft. Following the directional and audible cues from the PTC, the deputy tracked the stolen Honda and located it parked, unoccupied, in the parking lot of the railroad station in the 1700 block of Held Drive in Modesto.
The vehicle was recovered by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and the vehicle was towed/stored to be returned to the car dealership. The investigation into the fraudulent “purchase” and identity of the suspect is continuing.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2015 Honda Civic in July of 2018, in El Cerrito, CA.