A new car dealership contacted the El Cerrito Police Department to report that a 2017 Honda Accord had been stolen by means of fraud. 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 2017 Honda Accord.
A short time later, a Sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department was directed to the stolen vehicle by the silent LoJack signal from the stolen Honda Accord 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 Sergeant tracked the stolen Honda Accord and observed it being driven in the downtown area on Market Street. A traffic stop was made on the stolen Honda at Market Street and 5th Street, and the male driver was taken into custody. The driver advised he had obtained the car from a friend, and he was using it to drive for a ride sharing service. The subject was arrested for being in possession of the stolen vehicle. The investigation into the fraudulent “purchase” and identity of the suspect is continuing.
The stolen Honda Accord was recovered by San Francisco PD, and a representative from the dealership responded to the scene to pick up the vehicle.
The LoJack® System was installed in the 2017 Honda Accord in October of 2018, at Honda of El Cerrito in El Cerrito, CA.