The owners of a 2013 Honda Accord contacted the Mesa Police Department to report that their vehicle was stolen with the keys while it was left running outside a convenience store while the owner was inside. The Mesa 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.
A short while later deputies from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department, troopers from the Arizona Highway Patrol, 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 vehicle was tracked to the area of 36th Street and Harvard Street in Phoenix.
The Phoenix Police Department officers located the stolen Honda at a residence in the 3500 block of east Harvard Street. The suspect was located and arrested without incident. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and later returned to the owners.
The LoJack® System was installed in the Honda Accord in November 2015, at Tempe Honda, Tempe, Arizona.