The owners of a 2016 Honda Civic contacted the San Bernardino Police Department to report their vehicle had been stolen. San Bernardino 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.
Only two minutes later officers from Rialto PD 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 Honda to a motel just outside their city limits in the city of San Bernardino. The officers found the Honda parked at the motel with no one inside the vehicle. As the officers were driving up to the Honda they saw a lone male subject nearby. He appeared to see the officers, turned and walked away. While walking away he pulled the hood of his sweatshirt up over his head. The officers detained the subject as they believed he might be involved with the Honda.
The officers determined the motel had video surveillance of their parking lot. The management of the motel allowed the officers to review the surveillance video. The video captured the Honda driving into the parking lot. The driver exited and it was clear he was the same subject the officers had detained. The officers arrested the subject and learned he had prior arrests for auto theft.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Civic in October 2016 at Galpin Honda, in San Fernando CA.