The owners of a 2005 Honda Accord contacted the Phoenix Police Department to report that their vehicle had been stolen during a carjacking by an armed suspect. The Phoenix 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.
Four minutes later the air unit and officers from the Phoenix Police Department picked up the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda 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 officers tracked the vehicle to a neighborhood in the area of 55th Avenue and McDowell Road.
The stolen Honda was determined to be in the backyard of a residence. A perimeter was established and the Phoenix Police Department officers attempted to make contact at the residence. The suspect refused to open the door and barricaded himself inside. Several hours later a search warrant was executed and the suspect was taken into custody. The stolen Honda was recovered in good condition and later returned to the owners. The suspect was booked on several felony charges.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in December 2007 at AutoNation Chevrolet North, Denver, Colorado.